MC Top Summer School 2009

Marie Curie Top Summer School 2009 


The Hague, 29 June to 10 July 2009








The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies succesfully held its Marie Curie Top Summer School on International Criminal Law from 29 June to 10 July 2009. The purpose of this Summer School was to encourage high-level and interactive research among PhD candidates in Public International Law and International Criminal Justice. Highly respected academics and practitioners provided training and tutoring as well as input on current themes of reflection. All participants were asked to do a presentation on their research, in order to get feedback on their work.

Some of the topics that were discussed include:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Complementarity
  • Alternative Accountability Mechanisms
  • Aspects of Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Proliferation of International Courts and Tribunals
  • International criminal procedure 
  • Participation of Victims

Other special features:

  • Guest lectures
  • Social programme
  • Visit to Courts and Tribunals in The Hague

An example of the programme can be found on the bottom of this page.

Tuition fees and other costs:

There are no fees charged to the participants.

The Marie Curie subsidy reimburses the travel costs (up to maximum amount). Please note that only travel costs from the country of PhD to the Hague, the Netherlands, can be reimbursed. Please contact us for additional information.

The Grotius Centre aims to offers accommodation in The Hague for the two weeks of the Top Summer School. Participants who do not need accommodation in The Hague will receive a small living allowance. Lunches are provided, as well as two dinners. The costs of the other meals are at the charge of the participants.

More information on this arrangement will be provided to the selected candidates by email.


Young researchers - Group 1

The participant attending the event is in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of his/ her doctoral research activities in the field of public international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law, (inter)national criminal law.

How to apply:

Please send us the application form, which you can find at the bottom of this page, as well as:

  • A letter of motivation
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Two recommendation letters in sealed envelopes. One letter of recommendation should be from your PhD supervisor

And return it to:

Ms. Christine Tremblay, LL.M. (adv.) 

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

P.O. Box 13228

2501 EE The Hague

The Netherlands





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