Summer School

The Amsterdam Summer School offers a number of courses over the summer, including an international criminal justice summer school coordinated by researchers from the CICJ.

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 of a lack of knowledge on the true nature and etiology 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.

This 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 interdisciplinary approach, students 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.

Summer school 2017

The ICJ summer school 2017 will take place from 8 to 22 July 2017. More information is available here.

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Summer school students visit the ICC (2016, © CICJ)