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UNICRI · United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin
Italy



The University

UNICRI Headquarters

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice is jointly organized by the Department of Law at the University of Turin (UNITO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The LL.M., which is taught in English, is designed for those who seek a deeper understanding of international criminal law and crime prevention instruments, as well as an increased knowledge of the role and function of international organizations and tribunals operating in this area.

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), was established in 1968. It is mandated to contribute, through research, training, field activities and the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, to the formulation and implementation of improved policies in the field of crime prevention and control. Special focus is paid to the integration of such within broader policies for socio-economic change and development, and to the protection of human rights.

Founded in 1404, the University of Turin has grown to become one of the most prestigious colleges in Italy. Current numbers include 70,000 undergraduate students, 1,800 post-graduate and doctoral students, 4,000 faculty members, 12 faculty departments and 70 libraries.

The University of Turin prides itself of many distinguished alumni, from Erasmus of Rotterdam in 1506, to many leading 20th century Italian social and political figures, including two Presidents of the Republic and three Nobel Laureates.

The Law School

The Department of Law of the University of Turin is amongst the first in Italy, established more than six centuries ago. Illustrious former professors of the Law School include Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, Francesco Ruffini, Luigi Einaudi, Gaetano Mosca and Norberto Bobbio.

The Program

Moot Court

The Master is structured in two phases:

1. E-learning phase (November 2014-January 2015)
2. Residential phase in Turin (January-July 2015)

The LL.M. is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach integrating theory and practice, favouring active exchanges between participants, tutors and lecturers. Trainers are national and international experts who combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

The curriculum offered covers the following topics:

1. International Criminal Law, also in relation to International Humanitarian Law
2. International Criminal Jurisdictions and International Criminal Procedure
3. Comparative Law and Comparative Criminal Law
4. Relationships between International Criminal Law and National Legislation
5. Interstate Co-operation on Criminal Matters
6. Transnational Organized Crime, in particular, Trafficking in Persons, Corruption and Terrorism
7. Activities and Organizations of the United Nations System
8. Forensic Psychology

In addition, the LL.M. provides practical training on Project Cycle Management, during which skills and tools crucial for the management of projects on crime prevention and justice reform are explored.

Within the course, students have the possibility to benefit from career guidance and professional development in the UN System that includes, amongst others, individual sessions with representatives of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

The Faculty

Fausto Pocar, Member of the LL.M. Scientific Committee; Appeals Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda; Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law

The LL.M. utilizes different lecturers, experts in his/her respective field, instead of full-time faculty.
The lecturers are experts from nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from the UN System and international courts.

The following, among others, have provided lectures for the LL.M.:

Carmel A. Agius
Appeals Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Vice-President, International Criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Franz Baumann
Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, United Nations

Fatou Bensouda
Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Linda Carter
Distinguished Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Late Antonio Cassese
Former President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Antonio Maria Costa
Former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
Former Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Staffan de Mistura
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan
Former Head, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Pierre Marie Dupuy
Professor of International Law, Universite Panthéon-Assas, Paris

George Fletcher
Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia Law School

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
Vice-President, European University of Viadrina
Professor of Public Law, European University of Viadrina

Theodor Meron
President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Appeals Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Charles L. Denison Emeritus Professor of Law, New York School of Law

Valsamis Mitsilegas
Head of the Department of Law, Professor of European Criminal Law
Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London

Erik Møse
Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Judge, European Court of Human Rights

Giuseppe Nesi
Former Legal Advisor of the President of the UN General Assembly and of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN
Director, Department of Law, University of Trento
Professor of International Law and Law of International Institutions, University of Trento

Luis Moreno Ocampo
Former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Visiting Professor, Stanford University and Harvard University

Marie O?Leary
Counsel (Consultant), Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court (ICC-OPCD)

William G. O?Neill
Programme Director for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Social Science Research Council

Alphons Orie
Judge, Trial Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Mauro Palma
Former President, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Fausto Pocar
Appeals Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda
Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law

Gioacchino Polimeni
Former Director, UNICRI
International Expert on International Criminal Law, Organized Crime and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Kimberly Prost
Head of Legal Advisory Section, Division of Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Ombudsperson, UN Security Council?s Al-Quaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee

Guido Raimondi
Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

Colleen Rohan
Criminal Defence Attorney, practising before international tribunals
President of the Association of Defence Counsel Practicing Before the ICTY

Robert Roth
Former Judge, Trial Chamber, Special Tribunal for Lebanon

William Schabas
Chairman, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland
Chair in International Criminal Law and Human Rights, Leiden Law School
Professor of International Law, Middlesex University

Wolfgang Schomburg
Former Appeals Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
Former Judge, Federal Court of Justice of Germany
Honorary Professor of Law, Durham University

Cornelio Sommaruga
Honorary President, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Former President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Cuno Jacob Tarfusser
Second Vice-President of the International Criminal Court

Melinda Taylor
Former Legal Advisor and Deputy Head, Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court (ICC-OPCD)

Christian Tomuschat
Former Member, UN Human Rights Committee and UN International Law Commission
Professor Emeritus, Humboldt University

Gerhard Werle
Professor of Criminal Law, Humboldt University

Entry Requirements

The course is intended for graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, or graduates with other equivalent qualifications.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

1. Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas;
2. Be fully proficient in English (both spoken and written). During the course students will be asked to actively engage in class activities, draft legal documents, analyze court decisions and case documents, discuss practical scenarios and work in groups.

DOV
In order to obtain the LL.M. degree, all selected applicants holding degrees not issued by Italian universities are required to provide a Declaration of Value, (Dichiarazione di Valore in loco, DOV) of the university degree required for admission to the LL.M. (a minimum 3-year university degree).

A copy of the DOV and the related attachments (or a copy of receipt of request of DOV from the competent Italian Diplomatic Authorities) must be sent by E-mail to the LL.M. Administrative Office ([email protected]) by 3 October 2014.

For more detailed information regarding these important requirements please refer to:
www.unicri.it/services/education_training/postgraduate/llm/r…

Application Procedure

All applicants must submit a duly filled application form together with all the required supporting documents. Please note that due to the high number of requests, incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application procedure is structured as follows:

1) The electronic copy of the complete application must be received by the LL.M. Administrative Office at [email protected] by 24 August 2014 11.00 p.m. (GTM+1).

2) The paper copy of the complete application must be received by 29 August 2014 at the following address:

LL.M. in International Crime and Justice
UNICRI
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 - Torino
ITALY

For more complete information please refer to:
www.unicri.it/services/education_training/postgraduate/llm/a…

Tuition and Fees

The fees for the LL.M. are Euro 7,500 (inclusive of Euro 675 fee for matriculation at the UNITO) and are required to be paid upon confirmation of acceptance by the selected candidate no later than:
3 October 2014
Fees are not refundable.

Financial Aid

A number of full and/or partial scholarships, covering tuition fee will be available. Students must, however, bear all other expenses related to, for example travel, food and board.

Scholarships will preferably be awarded to women and candidates from developing countries, based on merit. Such candidates requesting scholarship will be identified by the Scientific Committee.

Location

UN Campus in Turin

The residential phase of the LL.M. is held on the beautiful United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy.

The Campus is located on 10 hectares of riverside parkland and hosts other national and international organizations such as the ITCILO, UNSSC and UNESCO. It also offers leisure time, dining, and sports facilities to its guests. The UN Campus runs more than 450 programmes and projects for approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries annually.

Participants have access to over 70 libraries via the UNITO library system and study rooms, as well as the UNICRI library that houses a large collection (bound and on-line) of books related to International Crime and Justice.

Accommodation

Unfortunately, the LL.M. Staff cannot provide assistance for accommodation services. Nevertheless, useful links can be found in the relevant section of the LL.M. (www.unicri.it/services/education_training/postgraduate/llm/l…, and further information will be provided to selected applicants upon acceptance.

Finding housing depends on the specific needs of students. Students who prefer to live closer to the central area of Turin (zona Centro, Quadrilatero Romano, San Salvario) should expect to find accommodation that is older and more expensive than accommodation available in areas close to the UN Campus. However, public transportation from the centre to the Campus area can be less frequent at night than during the day. Expect to pay between Euro 300 up to Euro 700 per month depending on the type of accommodation you choose (i.e. shared flat, single room, double room, studio, etc.) and on the area of the city in which it is located. Public transportation from the centre to the Campus area can take approximately 30 minutes and be less frequent at night than during the day. Students may also choose to live on the UN Campus in ITC-ILO accommodations. The current cost is Euro 85 per night for a single room and Euro 120 per night for a double room. The cost includes breakfast and Internet. In case of a long stay (more than two months), the current cost of a single room is Euro 50 per night (prices may be subject to changes). Please note that an advance payment may be requested.

Student Life

Turin, Italy

Students have an unforgettable experience in a multi-cultural classroom setting as well as the experiences that the city of Turin has to offer.

Turin lies at the centre of Piemonte region, the "land at the foot of the mountains". It is surrounded by the Alps, the Olympic Mountains that hosted the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as hills and various national parks. It is connected to many charming places in the vicinity and it is only two hours from the seaside. Turin is an ideal destination thanks to the access roads and efficient transport systems that provide excellent land and air links from the main Italian and European cities.

First the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, then considered one of the European centres of baroque, today Turin is a dynamic industrial and commercial city, but also a capital of contemporary art boasting a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities and offering more than 40 museums, including the world's second largest Egyptian collection after that of Cairo.

Turin is a leading centre for higher education and research, housing some of the major academic and research institutions in Italy.

Throughout the year, Turin hosts international exhibitions and fairs, among which the most important are the Salone del libro (Book fair), held in May, the Turin Film Festival, held in November. Turin is also well known for chocolate. In Spring each year an original chocolate fair attracts countless tourists to taste the original "Gianduiotto" (the name of a famous local chocolate) in the city where it was created.

Program Information

Full-Time
Programs
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice
Program Features
  • Course content includes: Activities and policies of the United Nations - The UN System; Transnational organized crime, emerging crimes and terrorism; International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law; International Criminal Jurisdictions and International Criminal Proceedings, Interstate Cooperation on Criminal Matters; and the Relationship between International Criminal Law and National Legislation.
  • Integrated theory and practice. Lectures, tutorials, seminars, student presentations, mock trails and moot courts are combined with extensive real time analysis of the activities of international criminal jurisdictions, including international criminal tribunals, the International Criminal Court and special courts.
  • The faculty is composed of both distinguished professors, judges, prosecutors and professionals from the United Nations System and other international organizations.
  • The course is intended for graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations or equivalent qualifications; and professionals seeking to specialize in the field of international criminal justice.
  • Lectures will be held at the international UN Campus, Turin.
Language of Instruction
  • English
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