Inter-University programme on International Criminal Law and Procedure

Nov 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2017

Project description

In many countries around the world, universities have set up undergraduate and graduate programmes for the study of international law and, especially, international criminal law and procedure. Such programmes now exist in the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States, Germany and South Africa, among others. They provide students with the knowledge they need should they wish to engage in the academic field, the judiciary or private practice and gives the students an advantage if they choose to apply for jobs in international courts and tribunals.
In order to offer their students all the opportunities they deserve, eleven universities in Lebanon decided to engage in this process.

This programme enables law students from eleven different universities in Lebanon to follow a 2-semester module (14 lectures) on international criminal law and procedure from a central location in Lebanon. Not only does this initiative fill an obvious gap in the current curricula of the individual participating universities, but it provides a unique academic experience for all involved as the individual lectures (every other week) are delivered by prominent (international) academics and practitioners in the field, via internet streaming, from the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, the Netherlands, to one of the auditoriums of a participating university in Lebanon where the students are gathered.
Topic or area addressed in the project: Public International Law; International Criminal Law; International Procedure