16 July 2016
International Criminal Justice
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.
Dr. Joris van Wijk, Maarten Bolhuis, MSc
Students of Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, History, Journalism, Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology.
You can analyse and critically assess the nature and origins of international criminal justice.
You understand and can distinguish between the most important legal concepts.
You recognize and comprehend the most relevant criminological theories to explain the occurrence of mass atrocities.
You are able to compare the advantages and drawbacks of the various modes of transitional justice.
- To be able to compare the advantages and drawbacks of the various modes of transitional justice
Contact hours: 54
EUR 1150: The tuition fee includes an airport pick-up service, welcome goodiebag, orientation programme, on-site support, 24/7 emergency assistance, and a transcript of records after completion of the course.
An early bird discount of €100 is available for students who apply before 1 March, and students from VU Amsterdam as well as from exchange partner universities will receive a €250 discount. You apply for the discount simply by indicating that you are currently a student at VU Amsterdam or at a partner university in the online application.
All courses include excursions. We will also organize trips and excursions as part of our social programme, which is a great way to get to know your fellow students and learn more about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The social programme is not included in the tuition fee.
Furnished accommodation is available. Various housing options will be offered, starting at €425 for two weeks.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers ten scholarships that cover the full tuition fee of one course. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 31 March. Information about how to apply for the scholarship will be posted on the Summer School Website.