International criminal law has developed dramatically since the early 1990s, and now consists of a complex system involving national courts with international participation, alternative transitional justice mechanisms like truth commissions, and temporary or ad hoc international courts. The International Criminal Court sits at the centre of this.
This short course reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
In Geneva and Online
The course can be followed in Geneva or online. Please note that the number of places to follow the course in Geneva is limited.
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.
Courses take place on:
- Thursday 12 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Thursday 19 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 20 November 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
- Thursday 26 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 27 November 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
- Friday 11 December 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs.
How to register
Applications for this short course must be submitted via this online form.
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 for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (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.