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9-24 January 2020
Application start 26 August 2019
Application end 2 January 2020
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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The Challenges of International Criminal Justice

Ntaganda case: Closing statements.  The closing statements in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) started on 28 August 2018 before Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Ntaganda case: Closing statements.  The closing statements in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) started on 28 August 2018 before Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands).

Descriptive

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.

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

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

Certificate

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

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

Professor and Lecturer

Picture of Paola Gaeta

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Paola Gaeta is a leading expert on international criminal law and international criminal courts and tribunals, and has published widely on these issues.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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