Summer School on International Criminal Law

  23 June - 4 July 2013, The Hague

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies organises its 11th Summer School on International Criminal Law from the 23rd of June to the 4th of July 2014. In light of its location and the quality of its contributors and participants, this School offers a unique opportunity to gain expertise in International Criminal Law. The lectures and workshops will all be given in English.

Key features

* Interactive Lectures – every year, specialised and interactive lectures and seminars are given by leading professionals from the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as well as influential and well-known scholars (the past years, the School invited, among others, Professors Eric David, William Schabas et Cherif Bassiouni, as well as Judge Bruno Simma, and Judge Sang-Hyun Song).
* Direct access to international institutions – known as "the City of Peace and Justice”, The Hague is the host city of several international institutions with a key-role in the development of international (criminal) law
* Diversity – the Summer School welcomes about fifty participants from all over the world. One of the main purposes of the School is to bring together professionals and students from different regions and backgrounds to engage in interactive discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice. 


The lectures will deal with International Criminal Law in all its aspects, from substantive crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression) to general principles (including modes of liability and the role of victims) to enforcement. The programme also includes an exercise on cross-examination techniques and a moot court, as well as visits to the ICC, the ICTY and the STL. The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the programme.
To have an idea of the programme that will be offered in 2014, please see the programme of 2013.


Law students and young professionals with a strong interest in international criminal law can register by filling out the registration form.  Please motivate clearly why you should be selected for this course. 
Tuition fees are 1125 EUR for students and 1430 EUR for professionals (excluding accommodation). Leiden University students are charged 700 EUR. Participants in the 2013 ICC Trial Competition and team members of the 2013 Telders International Law Moot Court Competition will be granted a 20% discount on the registration fee.
The fee includes lunches and refreshments on class days, a Leiden University bag with working materials (including a usb stick with cases and presentations, a copy of the Collection of Sources and a handbook on international criminal law), a thematic film screening, fieldtrips to the international institutions in The Hague, a welcome dinner and a farewell party (including dinner) at the beach in Scheveningen.
To register, please send the completed registration form to  . Please add a motivation letter, your curriculum vitae and a list of courses (in law, political science and/or international relations) you have taken.  Be sure to mention your first and last name on each of the documents.
NFP scholarship application deadline is 1 September, 2013.


The students of this course need to book their own accommodation. The Skotel , Stay Okay and Jorplace are cheap options.
For other suggestions please check the accommodation list on this website.
For information about the city of The Hague please read the     Guide for International Students. For specific questions please contact our centre.


The registration fee can be paid online through Paylogic. To secure your registration, please pay the registration fee within fourteen days after your admission. Please send us the proof of payment after having completed your payment.
If you are not able to pay online, please contact us for our bank details.
Please note that in case of cancellation of your inscription after the 1st of June 2014, a €150 will be deducted from your refund for administrative charges.


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