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4-19 April 2019
Application start 10 August 2018
Application end 28 March 2019
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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The Challenges of International Criminal Justice

Ntaganda case: Closing statements.  The closing statements in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) started on 28 August 2018 before Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Ntaganda case: Closing statements.  The closing statements in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) started on 28 August 2018 before Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands).

Descriptive

International criminal justice has been facing many challenges over the course of its history. From the creation of necessary norms and institutions to enforce it to political resistance to making itself relevant, it has faced a range problems and difficulties, not all of them are behind it.

This short course will focus on five particular categories of challenges: legal or normative, investigative and evidential, political, the defence, and the legacy.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Schedule

Classes take place on:

  • Thursday 4 April 2019 18:00 – 20:30
  • Thursday 11 April 2019 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 12 April 2019 15:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 18 April 2019 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 19 April 2019 15:30 – 18:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.
Your application will need to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Portrait of Guénaël Mettraux

Guénaël Mettraux

Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers

Guénaël Mettraux is a Judge at the newly-established Kosovo Specialist Chambers and a Panel Member of the European Union’s Human Rights Review Panel.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info@geneva-academy.ch

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