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International Criminal Law: From Theory to Practice

Institution University Leiden
Deadline 1. May 2019
Location Netherlands
City Leiden


This summer school is suited to both law students, who have completed at least one year of their degree, and professionals from all over the world. The mix of participants from different backgrounds allows for in depth discussion and analysis of the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice, which is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the field and for professionals to share their experience and knowledge. The course is also located in Hague, the international City of Peace and Justice, combining the expertise of Leiden Law School with this inspiring location. The course is just 2 weeks long, making it possible for professionals to attend, and will take place in July. A maximum of 75 participants will be admitted to the course and there is a fee which includes access to course materials, a certificate of participation, an information briefing at the International Criminal Court, lunches on course days and a course dinner and drinks reception. Housing is not provided but the university will be able to assist you in finding suitable accommodation. You can view accommodation options and all the specifics on the webpage.

This immersive course consists of lectures and exercises on a number of aspects related to International Criminal Law. For example, you will be discussing genocide and war crimes as well as technical aspects of international law such as modes of liability and the rights of the accused. You will also have the chance to explore this unique location during your stay and visit the International Criminal Court, as well as numerous other international institutes, to gain more of an idea as to why this city was named the international City of Peace and Justice. As well as working alongside professionals, you will also be taught by influential and well-known academics from Leiden University and practitioners from the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague. This is an excellent opportunity to gain first hand knowledge about working in international criminal law and allows you to network with people who could advance your career in the future.

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