The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Law: From Theory To Practice

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1300

This summer school enables students and professionals from all over the world to engage in discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice. It combines the unique location in The Hague, the international City of Peace and Justice, with the academic expertise of Leiden Law School.

Students will be immersed in the field through lectures and exercises dealing with all aspects of International Criminal Law, from substantive crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression) to complementarity, modes of liability, the rights of the accused and the role of victims. Throughout the two weeks, the participants will explore the City of Peace and Justice and will visit a number of international institutions, such as the International Criminal Court.

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from influential and well-known academics from Leiden University and practitioners from the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague. You will gain first-hand knowledge on international criminal law in the heart of the International City of Peace and Justice. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world. And last but not least, The Hague is a wonderful place to stay!

Course leader

Carsten Stahn, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre, Leiden University
Joseph Powderly, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University

Target group

This summer school is aimed at law students (who have completed at least one year of their degree), young graduates and professionals with a background in law.

Credits info

The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the programme.
Furthermore, we can issue a statement regarding the amount of ECTS credits we would assign to this course, based on the number of hours in class, preparation time and assignments, keeping in mind that 1 ECTS equals 28 hours of study. Your university can then evaluate this course and decide whether they will indeed award ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1300: The regular tuition fee for the 2019 session is €1300.
The fee includes access to the course materials, a certificate of participation, an information briefing at the International Criminal Court, lunches and refreshments on class days, a course dinner and a drinks reception.
EUR 1150: We offer a special early bird fee of €1150 to the participants who register before 1 February 2019 (payment due by 1 March 2019). Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for at least another Grotius Centre summer school in 2019 also pay a reduced fee of €1150.


Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for this course.