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Applications are open for the Executive Diploma on International Criminal Law and Transnational Justice, a substantive programme which offers unique insights into international accountability mechanisms, and how they can be used to uphold human rights across borders. This online course, delivered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the NGO IUSTICOM, will run from 16 October – 19 November, 2023.

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In today’s interconnected world, crime transcends national boundaries. The pursuit of criminal accountability and the fight against impunity demands experts who can navigate the complexities of international criminal law and address the challenges of upholding human rights across borders.

Across five highly engaging and comprehensive e-workshops delivered by top experts and practitioners in transnational justice, participants will learn the role of the UN and its bodies with respect to human rights violations, as well as be given access to information, rare first-hand knowledge, and analysis on different accountability mechanisms, such as truth commissions, international and hybrid tribunals, fact-finding missions, and investigations.

In addition to the workshops, skill-focused modules on negotiation, public speaking, mediation, and leadership will provide participants with holistic training experiences that will allow them to put their substantive knowledge into practice.

This exclusively online Executive Diploma will take place from 16 October – 19 November 2023. The programme is open to participants from all over the world interested in international criminal justice and accountability mechanisms. Spots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and a maximum of 30 participants are accepted per edition, so kindly register by 1st September 2023.

Expand your network and gain the knowledge and tools necessary to advance your career in international criminal law and transnational justice by registering today. Empowered through this training programme, participants can become advocates for a more just and equitable world, where the pursuit of global justice knows no borders.


UNITAR issues a limited number of fee reductions to participants from low-and middle-income countries, with priority assigned to participants from least developed countries. Participants working in the United Nations, regional or other international organizations, regardless of nationality, are not eligible for fee reductions.


For more information on fees, the application procedure, and the exact time and dates for the workshops, please visit UNITAR’s official website, or send an email to: info.ilp@unitar.org

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