CICJ summer school kicks off!

On Monday 10 July, the summer school on International Criminal Justice kicked off. For the fourth time, the CICJ welcomes some 25 students with very diverse backgrounds. The Summer School on International Criminal Justice aims to create a better understanding of the complex nature of international crimes, its perpetrators and the reaction by the international community. By taking an…

VU participates in ICC Moot Court Competition

For the first time, master students from VU University Amsterdam participated in the ICC Moot Court Competition. The team was formed by: Sofia Cosssar and Karlijn Arts (both students of the Law & Politics of International Security master), Stephanie Schilder (Criminal Law master), Ana Martin (International Crimes & Crimiology master) and Eva de Jong (Private Law…

Summer school on International Criminal Justice fully booked

The summer school on International Criminal Justice, hosted by CICJ, from 2 to 16 July 2016 is fully booked. All information on the course can be found here. War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide harm people, disrupt societies and endanger global peace and security. In recent decades the international community has expressed its clear…

ICC defence lawyer Caroline Buisman to give guest lecture

Dr. Caroline Buisman will give a guest lecture on Monday 30 November, to Master students in the context of the course on International Criminal Courts and Tribunals at the VU. Caroline Buisman is an international criminal defence lawyer, who is involved in the defence cases of Germain Katanga and Joshua arap Sang before the ICC.…

Serge Brammertz opens academic year for master students

On Tuesday 29 September Dr. Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY, will open the academic year for students of the International Crimes and Criminology Master’s program with a guest lecture. In his lecture, he will address current topics, drawing from his extensive experience in investigating and prosecuting grave international crimes. Before being appointed as…