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Published 16 April 2020

Training programme taking place at T.M.C. Asser Instituut

In cooperation with (inter)national partners such as American University’s Washington College of Law, University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, ICCT The Hague and OPCW, T.M.C. Asser will bring you four unique training courses in 2020. Sign up now to advance your career!

Covid-19 update
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the format of our training courses might be subject to change. While we strive to welcome you on our premises in The Hague, we might be forced to move the programmes to an online platform. Should this happen, we will offer you the online programme for a reduced fee (please check specific policy for each programme on the respective event page). In the case you had already paid for your spot and the programme moved online, you will get reimbursed the difference in price. Registered participants will receive notification of the format at least a month before the starting date.

International criminal law and international legal & comparative approaches to counter-terrorism (26 May - 18 June 2020)
Are you interested in international criminal law and in (legal aspects of) counter-terrorism? Then register now for the 14th Annual Summer Law Programme on International Criminal Law and International Legal & Comparative Approaches to Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, from 26 May - 18 June 2020. This summer law programme is the product of a unique collaboration between the War Crimes Research Office of American University’s Washington College of Law and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Forty selected students from top US law colleges and universities will participate in an online training with internationally renowned legal practitioners and scholars. Learn more and sign up here.

[Online summer workshop] International public interest advocacy (01- 03 July 2020) 
Practices like public interest advocacy face many challenges in the field of international law from developing strategic litigation to choosing and identifying funding opportunities to take on a cause. Working as a lawyer on behalf of public interests is an up-and-coming practice, and sustaining that work requires skills, knowledge, and the right network.

In this course, we explore the challenges of public interest advocacy in international law and rethink what it means to be a lawyer working on behalf of public interests in the international system. What tactics and methods can be used to advocate for a public interest? How can practitioners find the right cause and identify funding opportunities to support effective action? We will bring together leading figures in the world of international public interest advocacy - from the Public Interest Litigation Project, the Global Legal Action Network, and more – who will explore the possibilities with pioneers in the field. Learn more and sign up here.

[Online] 10th Advanced summer programme on terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law  (24 - 28 August 2020)
ICCT and T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague will host the 10th Advanced summer programme on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the rule of law from 24 – 28 August 2019. During an intensive week, experts, academics and practitioners will explore international and domestic legal aspects of counter-terrorism. You will get the chance to have a unique and in-depth look at the challenges that come with adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures, while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. Our renowned summer programme will bring you lectures by top speakers in the field, interactive sessions, study visits, group discussions (Chatham House Rules) and panel presentations on current topics.

Key topics are: the latest developments in the legal aspects of terrorism & counter-terrorism, administrative and security measures, domestic and international law dilemmas, use of intelligence evidence in counter-terrorism cases, prosecutorial challenges and impact of counter-terrorism on human rights. Have a look at last year’s programme. Watch the reviews of our 2019 Advanced summer programme here (video). For more information or to register click here.

Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction  (28 September - 02 October 2020)
The OPCW and T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague will host the 11th Training programme on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. During this intensive week, you will get a comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. A group of highly experienced and internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security and related disciplines will give you interactive lectures and panels, a simulation exercise on export controls, and accompany you on field visits to the OPCW Headquarters and Laboratory as well as to a nuclear research reactor.

This training programme is designed for early- to mid-career professionals working for governments, for example, national export control bodies, national authorities for the implementation of WMD-related treaties and agreements and national nuclear agencies. Individuals working for non-governmental organisations or think tanks addressing WMD issues and research centres in related disciplines can apply as well. There are scholarships available for this programme. For more information on that and to register click here. Watch the 2019 video: Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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