This International Criminal Justice course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam aims to create a better understanding of the complex nature of international crimes, their perpetrators and the reaction by the international community. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, students will examine the juridical and empirical sides of these mass atrocities and by combining theory, interactive discussions and visits to the International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, students will quickly develop a basic understanding of the most important issues concerning international criminal justice.
At the end of this International Criminal Justice course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you:
- Summarise the central concepts of international criminal justice;
- Critically reflect on the development of international criminal justice;
- Critically reflect on empirical research methodologies;
- International crimes and gross human rights violations pose a threat to international peace and security and call for effective action. An effective response, however, is often hampered by a lack of knowledge on the true nature and aetiology of international crimes.
- Acquiring such knowledge is essential when designing effective measures and interventions to prevent and stop these crimes. Such knowledge must be multi- and interdisciplinary, but few academics and professionals working within the field are actually trained for such an undertaking.
Students and professionals in the field of Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, History, Journalism, Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology
- 11 days
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
Early Bird Deadline: 15 March
DisciplinesInternational Law Criminal Law Public Law
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Who can join? This course is suitable for any advanced bachelor student with an interest in learning about crimes committed in the context of armed conflict or authoritarian regimes. Especially students with a background in criminology, law, psychology, social sciences and conflict studies will benefit from this program, but given its introductory nature, it is not necessary to study in those fields.
- It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.
International950 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
EU/EEA950 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
- VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner: €650
- Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam: €500
- Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam : €950
- Professionals: €1150
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:
- Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
- Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
- Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
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