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International Criminal Justice (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary Take advantage of Amsterdam's proximity to the legal capital of the world, The Hague, and work directly with experts in the field to analyze pressing challenges in international criminal law.
Course description In recent decades the international community has expressed its clear desire to end crimes against humanity and to prosecute those responsible. Addressing the challenge of designing effective response strategies requires integrated, multidisciplinary approaches. This course introduces students to the basics of international criminal law, critically assesses modes of investigation, reflects on underlying human behavior, and compares the value of alternative responses. Together with a group of expert lawyers and criminologists, students explore what “doing justice” means in practice. In doing so, students will visit the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Students will also meet with representatives of leading NGOs, receive an advocacy training, and enjoy guest lectures. Course instructors are from VU University Amsterdam's Centre for International Criminal Justice (CICJ) and specialize in a broad spectrum of relevant fields, including international law, criminal law, criminology, social psychology, and methods of social sciences research.
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ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, tutorial, working group, self study
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About the institution

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Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
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Duration 2 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
6 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1150€ 1150€ 1150

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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