The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Law: From Theory To Practice

when 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1300

This school deals 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 through lectures, workshops and exercises.

It enables students and professionals from all over the world to engage in discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice, combining the unique location in The Hague, the international City of Peace and Justice, with the academic expertise of Leiden Law School. Throughout the two weeks, the participants will explore the city and will visit a number of international institutions, such as the International Criminal Court.

Course leader

Joseph Powderly, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University
Sergey Vasiliev, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University
Carsten Stahn, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre, 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. Applicants with a background in other disciplines that are relevant to the theme of the summer school will be considered as well.

Course aim

This course offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge on international criminal law in the heart of the City of Peace and Justice. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world.

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 fee includes access to the wifi network of Leiden University, course materials (including the textbook An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure by Robert Cryer), a certificate of participation, an information briefing at the International Criminal Court, lunches and refreshments on class days, a welcome dinner in the city centre, a drinks reception and a farewell banquet at Scheveningen beach.
EUR 1150: We offer a special Early Bird fee of €1150 to the participants who register before 1 March 2018. Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for another Grotius Centre summer school also pay a reduced fee of €1150.


There is no scholarship available for this summer school.