Amsterdam, Netherlands

Accountability for Conflict-related Crimes in Ukraine: Legal Responses

online course
when 16 January 2023 - 20 January 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 850

In this course students will examine the variety of legal and policy instruments that have been deployed in response to the war in Ukraine, particularly focusing on the events of 2022. The aim of the course is twofold: (i) to examine the steps that have already been taken, and (ii) to think creatively of further avenues for accountability: where, when, and in what format could justice processes (not limited to criminal justice) take place?

Course leader

Gabriele Chlevickaite

Target group

This course is suitable for advanced Master's students, PhD and graduates, as well as professionals with a background in and/or, at least, basic knowledge of international criminal law and international criminal justice, interested in accountability for conflict-related crimes in Ukraine. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please contact us:

Course aim

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of international criminal law as it applies to the Ukraine conflict, both at the domestic and at the international level.
• Understand the role of international and regional bodies in establishing accountability for conflict-related crimes in Ukraine.
• Critically assess ongoing legal and para-legal efforts at documenting conflict-related crimes in Ukraine.

Credits info

3 EC
Contact hours: 20

Fee info

EUR 850: Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC or an Aurora Network Partner: €550*
Students and PhD students: €650*
Professionals: €850*
Applications received before 15 October: -€50 (Early Bird Discount)

The tuition fee includes:
- Application and registration
- Exclusive course content for a limited number of participants
- Individual/group guidance from the course organiser
- Access to all online VU facilities such as the library and online learning environments
- A certificate of attendance after completing the course
- A transcript of records, including the grade and the obtained ECTS
- The full support of the winter school team
- Optional social activities


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