The Challenges of International Criminal Justice
About the short Course
This short course examines the mechanisms and institutions available in international law to hold individuals legally accountable for acts amounting to international crimes, focusing on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the role of national jurisdictions.
The first part of the course will cover issues concerning the institutional framework of the ICC, such as the scope and ambit of the ICC jurisdiction, the complementary of the ICC to national jurisdictions, and the relationship between the ICC and the United Nations Security Council.
The second part of the course will analyse the principles and rules of international law on the repression of international crimes by national jurisdictions, with a specific emphasis on universal criminal jurisdiction and the so-called aut dedere aut iudicare principle. Ultimately, the course intends to provide participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Classes take place on:
- Friday 10 January 2020, 18:15 – 20:45
- Thursday 16 January 2020, 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 17 January 2020, 18:15 – 20:45
- Thursday 23 January 2020, 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 24 January 2020, 18:15 – 20:45
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
Your application will need to include:
- A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
- Your curriculum vitae
- Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
- A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.