Pisz, Poland

Crime and Punishment: Responsibility for Violations of the Law of War

when 28 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
language English
duration 1 week

Lectures, case studies and workshops about consequences of war crimes from a historical and legal perspective. We will look for answers to the following questions: How does war begin from the position of international law? Who is responsible for war crimes? What were the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials of war criminals like? Will those responsible for the Russian aggression against Ukraine be judged? What does the International Criminal Court do?

The Centre is a Polish public institution, operating under an act of the Polish Parliament of 2011. The Centre has repeatedly unequivocally condemned Russia's occupation of Crimea, Donbass and, since 24 February 2022, Russian’s full-scale war against Ukraine. The Polish Parliament is currently working on changing the name and mandate of the institution.

Course leader

Eminent historians, international lawyers and political scientists from Poland and other countries. Among others, Prof. Władysław Czapliński, Prof. Ireneusz Kamiński.

Target group

20 PhD students, young researchers or people engaged in public affairs from Poland and EU countries, Ukraine and Belarus

Fee info

EUR 0: We cover Accommodation, meals, participation in lectures and seminars, background materials, as well as transportation from Warsaw to Masurian Lakeland and back.


We cover up to 250 EUR transport expenditures to/from Warsaw for participants from all