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5-30 May 2023
Application start 31 August 2022
Application end 21 April 2023
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

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Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

22 March 2022, Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka (“Mr Mokom”) appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court ( 22 March 2022, Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka (“Mr Mokom”) appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (

Descriptive

This online short course examines and discusses the main criminal jurisdictions fostering individual legal accountability for international crimes. It will discuss the role of national courts in the fight against impunity, including on the basis of universal criminal jurisdiction. It will also review the various international and hybrid criminal tribunals, with a particular emphasis on the International Criminal Court and its mandate.

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.

Audience

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.

Schedule

Courses take place during lunchtime on:

  • Friday 5 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 11 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 12 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 22 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications 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)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professors and Lecturers

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Cécile Aptel

Deputy Director, UNIDIR

As a leading expert in international criminal justice, transitional justice and child rights, Cécile Aptel has over 20 years’ experience in legal, policy and humanitarian matters.

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Jamie Williamson

Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Jamie Williamson is a leading expert in international justice and international humanitarian law.

Location

Online course

Access

The course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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