Seminar 21 November ‘Fighting for human rights in Mexico’

Through the Shelter City project the Dutch NGO Justice & Peace offers human rights defenders the possibility for rest and respite by letting them escape from a temporarily threatening situation. In this seminar Lucía, a Mexican human rights defender, will share her experiences. How do you fight for human rights in a hostile environment? Lucía…

Master students start working on CICJ Research Lab projects

This year, CICJ has recruited eight students from the master programme on International Crimes and Criminology to assist in academic research that is carried out at the Center in the context of the CICJ Research Lab. They are Eszter Boldis, Marieke Bremmers, Laura Jiminez, Andrew Kennedy, Xiao Mao, Zoi Pisourika, Rebecca Pol and Indigo Uriz Martinez.…

CICJ researchers assigned research project on Syrian asylum seekers

In 2014 and 2015 many European countries were confronted with a steep rise in asylum applications, primarily by Syrian nationals. This dramatic increase led to exceptional challenges with regard to the identification, registration and screening of these newcomers. As there is a high probability that Syrians are granted asylum, these cases warrant fast and efficient processing,…

Training for Rwandan criminal justice professionals

From 7 to 16 November 2017, 20 Rwandan professionals – working in different branches of the criminal justice sector – will visit VU University Amsterdam and CICJ for a comprehensive training on ‘Fair trials rights within the national and international legal framework and jurisprudence’. The objective of this training is to ascertain that fair trial…