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17 April - 15 May 2024
Application start 21 August 2023
Application end 3 April 2024
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

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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.

Online

This is an online short course.

Schedule

Classes will take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 12:00–14:00 (CET)

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.

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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