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    Country: Italy, World
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 23 Aug 2015
    Starting date: 03 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 31 Jul 2016

    ACADEMIC SCHEDULE: 3 NOVEMBER 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

    Application deadline: 23 August 2015

    Programme Overview

    The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice, jointly organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Department of Law at the University of Turin (UNITO), this year will run from 3 November 2015 to 31 July 2016.

    The LL.M. represents a unique opportunity for students and young professionals interested in furthering their knowledge and critical understanding of International Criminal Law. The programme, indeed, provides up-to-date analysis of the most relevant matters related to International Criminal Law and Crime Prevention by offering its students a combination of academic lectures, practical exercises and specialized training seminars.

    The LL.M. is taught through a combination of academic lectures and practical exercises favouring active interactions between participants, tutors and lecturers. The initial e-learning phase (November 2015-January 2016) is designed to facilitate the participation of international students and, at the same time, harmonize their legal knowledge in view of the activities envisaged on-campus. The residential phase (January–July 2016), which is structured around specialised academic lectures, group work and practical assignments (including a mock trial, field visits and exercises, simulations, and a final moot court), is held in an unparalleled setting at the 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 ITC-ILO and UNSSC. It holds annually more than 450 programmes and projects involving approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries and also offers leisure time, dining, and sports facilities to its guests.

    The Master's programme is optimally designed to act as a gateway to an exciting national or international career. Depending on each student’s academic background, career prospects might include: legal positions for international and national tribunals; legal and policy advising assignments for UN agencies and other international organizations; consultant posts for NGOs or victim support agencies; professional roles in the ministries of foreign affairs, justice and defence policy.

    In particular, thanks to a series of training on Project Cycle Management, students will explore tools and develop skills crucial for the management of projects on crime prevention and justice reform. Furthermore, a series of dedicated sessions on career guidance and professional development in the UN System are offered during the programme. Students, for example, will have the possibility to attend individual meetings with representatives of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and receive feedback and tips on their professional profile.

    Programme content

    Each year students are lectured and lead in practical exercises and debates by internationally renowned experts, academics and practitioners on various subjects including:

    • International Criminal Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Criminal Jurisdictions and International Criminal Procedure
    • Comparative Law and Comparative Criminal Law
    • Relationship between International Criminal Law and National Legislation
    • Interstate Co-operation on Criminal Matters
    • Transnational Organized Crime and Transantional Crimes such as, Cybercrime, Corruption, Environmental Crime, Terrorism and Trafficking in Persons
    • Forensic Psychology

    Programme beneficiaries and key benefits

    The LL.M. is specifically designed for:

    • University Graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, or equivalent academic subjects;
    • Young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations or NGOs seeking to specialize in international criminal justice.

    The programme, now at its 10th edition, has been attracting increasing interest and a growing number of applications every year. Part of this success lays in the key benefits that the LL.M. offers to its students, which include:

    Visit the Master of Laws in International Crime and Justice page on the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) web site for more details!

    Fees and scholarships

    The fees for the LL.M. amount to € 7,500 (inclusive of € 657 fee for matriculation at the UNITO) and are required to be paid upon confirmation of acceptance by the selected candidate no later than**6 October 2015**.

    Fees are non refundable under any circumstances and students will be financially liable for their payment, even in case of withdrawal before the beginning of the e-learning phase.

    A number of full and/or partial scholarships, covering tuition fee will be available. Students must, however, bear all other additional expenses such as those related to VISA, travel, food and accommodation.

    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. Selected candidates awarded with a scholarship are required to pay a deposit fee of € 900. This amount will be fully reimbursed to students at the beginning of the residential phase.

    Useful information for incoming students on housing, accommodation, and life in Turin is available in the Section Useful Links.

    UNICRI is continuously committed to increase the number of donors in order to ensure greater financial support and further extend the possibility of attending the LL.M to talented students through scholarships.


    How to register:

    How to apply

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

    The electronic copy of the application together with all the supporting documents must be received by the LL.M.

    Administrative Office at llm@unicri.it by 23 August 2015. The LL.M. Administrative Office will notify each candidate with the results of the selection process via E-mail between 21 and 25 September 2015. Please note that:

    • the LL.M. Staff is unable to make notifications of acceptance prior to the above mentioned date
    • the submitted application is valid just for the 2015-16 edition of the LL.M.

    Checklist

    A complete application to the Master in International Crime and Justiceis made up of the following documents:

    • Application Form (in MS Word format only)
    • Curriculum Vitae in English
    • Motivation letter: a letter (in English, not more than 400 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to attend the course
    • Scanned copy of the Passport (only the pages with picture and personal data, if already available)
    • Official English certificate, if applicable (see section on entry requirements)
    • Photocopies of all degrees or diplomas obtained (including: records of examinations, grades, and title of the final dissertation) already obtained, with a translation of those degrees or diplomas which are not in English
    • Legalized copies of the diploma required to enter to the LL.M. (if already available) Legalized copies of transcripts of grades and/or study plan (if already available) OR Declaration of Value of the entry degree (if already available)

    LL.M. Administrative Office Contacts

    E-mail: llm@unicri.it
    Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 156 -- (+39) 011 6537 157 -- (+39) 011 6537 111

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


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 30 Aug 2015
    Starting date: 04 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 23 Apr 2016

    ACADEMIC SCHEDULE: 4 NOVEMBER 2015 - 23 APRIL 2016
    Application deadline: 30 August 2015

    Overview

    The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (IEPILP) is organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in collaboration with the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), Finland, and with the support of the Salesian University Institute of Turin and its CRIMELAB, Italy. The programme represents a unique opportunity for young professionals and post-graduate students who seek to expand their knowledge and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in the field of forensic psychology.

    Programme structure with learning objectives and methodology

    Following an engaging and interactive learning method that blends theoretical lectures and practical exercises, the International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology will be structured around four trial simulations related to the crimes of: homicide, rape, child sexual abuse and war crimes.

    Each trial simulation will last five weeks and will be arranged in the following way:

    • 1st week: face to face introductory lectures
    • 2nd-4th week: group work on the assigned cases
    • 5th week: trial simulations and evaluation

    During the simulations students will be divided into two groups (the composition of these groups will change throughout the programme), and each group will be assigned with a case to work on. Each group will be further divided into a defence team, a prosecution team, and a bench team.

    Each trial simulation will deal with a particular type of crime: during the first simulation students will be presented with two homicide cases; during the second simulation with two rape cases; during the third simulation with two child sexual abuse cases; and during the fourth simulation with two war crime cases.

    During the four simulations, participants will be asked to play the role of defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges and psychological experts, and will be able to critically engage and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in various areas such as:

    • Criminal profiling
    • Detection of signs of deception
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Forensic neuroscience and genetic defence
    • Production of a forensic psychological evaluation
    • Investigative interviewing techniques with adults and minors
    • Cross examinations of expert witnesses

    The programme will last six months, from 4 November 2015 until 23 April 2016. Classes will be held in an unparalleled setting at the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy (4 Nov - 11 Dec 2015), and the remaining period at the Salesian University Institute of Turin (IUSTO), Italy (11 Jan - 23 Apr 2016).

    Entry requirements

    The course is intended for university graduates in Psychology, Law or other related academic subjects.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas;
    • Proficiency in both spoken and written English.

    Fees and scholarship

    General Fees

    Tuition fees amount to are € 7,500 (inclusive of € 600 fee for enrolment at the Åbo Akademi University) and are required to be paid upon confirmation of acceptance by the selected candidate no later than: 28 September 2015.

    Early Bird Fees

    Applicants submitting an application by 24 June 2015 are entitled to receive an Early Bird discounted fee amounting to € 6,500 (inclusive of € 600 fee for enrolment at the Åbo Akademi University). The fees are required to be paid, upon confirmation of acceptance, no later than: 13 September 2015.

    Please note that

    • Fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to VISA, travel, food, and accommodation
    • Fees are nonrefundable

    Scholarships

    A limited number of full and/or partial scholarships covering tuition fees may be available. Students, however, will be responsible for all other additional expenses. Scholarships will preferably be awarded to women and candidates from developing countries based on merit. Candidates requesting the scholarship will be selected by the Scientific Committee.


    How to register:

    All applicants should submit a duly filled application form, which can be downloaded here, together with all the required supporting documents mentioned in the checklist below.

    The complete application must be received in electronic format only by the IEPILP Administrative Office at iep@unicri.itby 30 August 2015. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.

    Applicants interested in receiving an Early Bird discount may submit their complete application together with the supporting documents listed below at iep@unicri.itno later than 24 June 2015.

    Checklist
    A complete application for the IEPILP the candidate will need to include all the documents listed below:

    1. Duly filled out**Application Form (in MS Word format only). The form can be downloaded here**.
    2. Motivation letter. A personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme, and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
    3. Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
    4. Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements).
    5. A certified copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) degree certificate(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
    6. An official translation of the above certificate(s) into English if the original document(s) is not issued in that language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized official.
    7. A certified copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all University education studies completed so far (including present studies) in the original language, issued by the competent University(ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the university studies; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale used.
    8. An official translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is not issued in that language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized official.

    IEPILP Administrative Office Contacts

    E-mail: iep@unicri.it
    Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 156 -- (+39) 011 6537 157 -- (+39) 011 6537 111
    Postal address
    IEPILP - UNICRI
    Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
    10127 - Torino ITALY


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 02 Dec 2015
    Starting date: 14 Dec 2015
    Ending date: 18 Dec 2015

    Overview

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in collaboration with the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), is organizing the first edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at SIOI headquarters in Rome, from 14 to 18 December, 2015.

    The Winter School will promote participants foundational understanding of what environmental crimes are and in parallel will improve their knowledge on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve the participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices.

    The lectures and activities offered by the Winter School will focus on:

    • Environment and geopolitics
    • The concept of environmental protection and its evolution
    • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment
    • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations
    • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources
    • Emerging trends in environmental crimes
    • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security
    • Challenges in investigating environmental crimes
    • Environmental conflicts and justice
    • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

    The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or other relevant disciplines, and for young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs or the private sector seeking to deepen their understanding of environmental crimes.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.

    • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year will also be considered.

    For further information please visit the related section on the UNICRI website.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to tae@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 2 December 2015.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 4 December 2015.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 8 December 2015 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to tae@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate (*) will be offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applications must be submitted by 28 October 2015, and payment finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 6 November 2015 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to tae@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    For Early Bird applicants, the fee – to be paid by by 6 November 2015– will amount to € 850.

    Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA and needing the Winter School Administrative Office assistance in facilitating its release are kindly requested to submit an early application and to notify the Winter School Office on this need.

    In this case, the application shall be submitted by 28 October 2015, and the full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 6 November 2015 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to tae@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date). Before applying, please consider that it usually takes at least 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates. However, we recommend applicants to directly consult with the Italian Diplomatic Offices to have information on the exact time needed to finalize the VISA process.

    Applicants requiring VISA and submitting their application by 28 October 2015 are also entitled to receive a discount (*) on the Summer School fee. In this case, the fee will amount to €850.

    Fees

    • General registration fees: € 920.

    • Registration fees for Early Bird applicants(*): € 850.

    Registration fees do not include additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation, and VISA.

    For further information please visit the related section on the UNICRI website.

    Contacts

    Email: tae@unicri.it - formint@sioi.org (please indicate “Environmental Crimes” in the subject of the email)

    UNICRI: Tel: (+39) 06 6789907 -- (+39) 011 65 37 195 // 156 // 157

    SIOI: Tel: (+39) 06 69207838 // 51 // 52


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 28 Sep 2015
    Starting date: 04 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 23 Apr 2016

    ACADEMIC SCHEDULE: 4 NOVEMBER 2015 - 23 APRIL 2016
    Application deadline: 28 September 2015

    Overview

    The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (IEPILP) is organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in collaboration with the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), Finland, and with the support of the Salesian University Institute of Turin and its CRIMELAB, Italy. The programme represents a unique opportunity for young professionals and post-graduate students who seek to expand their knowledge and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in the field of forensic psychology.

    Programme structure with learning objectives and methodology

    Following an engaging and interactive learning method that blends theoretical lectures and practical exercises, the International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology will be structured around four trial simulations related to the crimes of: homicide, rape, child sexual abuse and war crimes.

    Each trial simulation will last five weeks and will be arranged in the following way:

    • 1st week: face to face introductory lectures
    • 2nd-4th week: group work on the assigned cases
    • 5th week: trial simulations and evaluation

    During the simulations students will be divided into two groups (the composition of these groups will change throughout the programme), and each group will be assigned with a case to work on. Each group will be further divided into a defence team, a prosecution team, and a bench team.

    Each trial simulation will deal with a particular type of crime: during the first simulation students will be presented with two homicide cases; during the second simulation with two rape cases; during the third simulation with two child sexual abuse cases; and during the fourth simulation with two war crime cases.

    During the four simulations, participants will be asked to play the role of defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges and psychological experts, and will be able to critically engage and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in various areas such as:

    • Criminal profiling
    • Detection of signs of deception
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Forensic neuroscience and genetic defence
    • Production of a forensic psychological evaluation
    • Investigative interviewing techniques with adults and minors
    • Cross examinations of expert witnesses

    The programme will last six months, from 4 November 2015 until 23 April 2016. Classes will be held in an unparalleled setting at the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy (4 Nov - 11 Dec 2015), and the remaining period at the Salesian University Institute of Turin (IUSTO), Italy (11 Jan - 23 Apr 2016).

    Entry requirements

    The course is intended for university graduates in Psychology, Law or other related academic subjects.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas;
    • Proficiency in both spoken and written English.

    Fees and scholarship

    General Fees

    Tuition fees amount to are € 7,500 (inclusive of € 600 fee for enrolment at the Åbo Akademi University) and are required to be paid upon confirmation of acceptance by the selected candidate no later than: 6 October 2015.

    Please note that

    • Fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to VISA, travel, food, and accommodation
    • Fees are nonrefundable

    Scholarships

    A limited number of full and/or partial scholarships covering tuition fees may be available. Students, however, will be responsible for all other additional expenses. Scholarships will preferably be awarded to women and candidates from developing countries based on merit. Candidates requesting the scholarship will be selected by the Scientific Committee.


    How to register:

    All applicants should submit a duly filled application form, which can be downloaded here, together with all the required supporting documents mentioned in the checklist below.

    The complete application must be received in electronic format only by the IEPILP Administrative Office at iep@unicri.itby 28 September 2015. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.

    Checklist
    A complete application for the IEPILP the candidate will need to include all the documents listed below:

    1. Duly filled out**Application Form (in MS Word format only). The form can be downloaded here**.
    2. Motivation letter. A personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme, and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
    3. Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
    4. Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements).
    5. A certified copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) degree certificate(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
    6. An official translation of the above certificate(s) into English if the original document(s) is not issued in that language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized official.
    7. A certified copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all University education studies completed so far (including present studies) in the original language, issued by the competent University(ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the university studies; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale used.
    8. An official translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is not issued in that language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized official.

    IEPILP Administrative Office Contacts

    E-mail: iep@unicri.it
    Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 156 -- (+39) 011 6537 157 -- (+39) 011 6537 111
    Postal address
    IEPILP - UNICRI
    Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
    10127 - Torino ITALY


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    Country: Argentina
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 16 Oct 2015
    Starting date: 04 Jan 2016
    Ending date: 31 Jul 2017

    Programme Overview

    In January 2016 the Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy of Buenos Aires in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) will launch the first edition of the Maestria en Derecho Penal y Justicia Internacional (Master of Laws in International Crime and Justice).

    The programme represents a unique opportunity for students and young professionals who are interested in acquiring a legal specialization in International Criminal Law.

    Programme Content

    Through a combination of academic lectures and practical exercises the Maestria en Derecho Penal y Justicia Internacional will provide an in depth analysis of the following subjects of study:

    • International Criminal Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Criminal Jurisdictions
    • Trans-national Organized Crime and Trans-national Crimes (in particular Drug Trafficking, Trafficking in Persons, Corruption and Terrorism)
    • International Cooperation on Criminal Matters
    • Financial Frauds
    • International Arbitration
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Activities and Organization of the UN System Programme beneficiaries and key benefits

    The Master is specifically designed for:

    • University Graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, or equivalent academic subjects;
    • Young professionals working in governmental institutions, international organizations and NGOs seeking to specialize in international criminal justice.

    The fee amounts to 140,000 Argentinean Pesos.

    The cost of the tuition fee includes learning material and any other registration expense. Travel and living costs are to be totally borne by the student.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    The following documentation must be submitted in paper copy by 16 October 2015 to the following address: Bartolomé Mitre 2152 (C1039AAH CABA, Argentina).

    • Photocopy of the first page of the National Identity Card (Documento Nacional de Identidad). Non - Argentinian applicants are required to submit three copies of their passport page containing personal information.
    • Two 4x4 personal pictures
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Motivation letter: a letter no longer than 400 words, explaining the reasons for wanting to attend the course
    • Two recommendation letters
    • Photocopies of all degrees or diplomas obtained already obtained, with a translation of those degrees or diplomas which are not in Spanish
    • Legalized copies of the diploma required to enter to the LL.M. (if already available); Legalized copies of transcripts of grades and/or study plan

    If you wish to apply or receive detailed information, please visit the relevant section of the Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy’s website or send an email to the following email address: maestriaunicri@kennedy.edu.ar.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 30 Nov 2015
    Starting date: 21 Jan 2016
    Ending date: 22 Jan 2016

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (**UNICRI**) is organizing a new course focused on crimes against the environment. The course, which will be held at the United Nations Campus in Turin on 21-22 January 2016, is tailored to journalists and chief information officers, as well as those who want to specialize in this area. This unique specialized opportunity aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of current environmental threats and associated issues such as sustainable development and human rights, offering also an opportunity to network with renowned international experts.

    Given the many complex and interacting aspects, the course aims at deepening knowledge of environmental issues while also contributing to raise awareness and promoting a call for action to prevent crimes against the environment.

    In particular, the course addresses:

    Investigating Crimes against the Environment (course info)

    Key topics include:

    • Environmental governance and international environmental law
    • Involvement of transnational organized crime in crimes against the environment
    • Illicit trafficking of waste and hazardous material
    • Environmental protection and sustainable development
    • Corruption and crimes against the environment
    • Climate justice
    • Reporting on crimes against the environment
    • Promoting environmental protection awareness

    The lecturers are experienced international journalists, eminent scientists from nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from international organizations dealing with environmental crimes, sustainable development and green governance.

    Applications deadline: 30 November 2015 (23:00 CET)

    For detailed information: http://goo.gl/lJIpKX

    E-mail: publicinfo@unicri.it Tel.: (+39) 011 6537144


    How to register:

    Candidates must submit the duly filled application form. Please note that due to the high number of requests, incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Please complete and send the application form to publicinfo@unicri.it by 30 November 2015 (23:00 CET).

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

    The tuition fee for the course is € 450. Participants will bear the expenses related to travel, food and board.

    A number of full and partial scholarships covering tuition fee will be available. Candidates requesting scholarship are kindly invited to submit their request by 30 November (23:00 CET). Scholarships will preferably be awarded to women and candidates from developing countries, based on merit.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 28 Jun 2016
    Starting date: 11 Jul 2016
    Ending date: 15 Jul 2016

    Overview

    The migration phenomenon involves the most significant human rights issues the international community is addressing today. Understanding the plight of migrants and their painful and dangerous experience is crucial in the implementation of national and international human rights standards around the world. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report, approximately 244 million people reside outside their country of origin. This figure includes undocumented migrants.

    Although there are numerous international legal instruments in place to ensure the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees, violations of these rights widely occur. While migrants are in transit their vulnerability is often exploited by organized-crime networks. During the journey, smugglers often expose migrants to unsafe and inhumane conditions, and fatalities occur frequently. War, poverty, persecution, environmental factors and human rights issues cause migration to areas where migrants believe they will achieve personal, religious and economic security.

    To shed light on current issues related to migration UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver a one-week intensive Summer School focusing on human rights issues related to global migration. The training will offer professional, legal, social, scientific and academic perspectives.

    The Summer School, which will take place at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), couples theoretical lectures with roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. Thefaculty of the Summer Schoolis composed by leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society. In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with international recognized experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world’s most complex and debated issues.

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governamental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current human rights issues.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
    • Have a very good working knowledge of English

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2015 /2016 academic year will also be considered.

    Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation.

    A student who misses one or more classes will not receive the certificate of participation. Absence grounded on serious reasons might be considered at discretion of the Organizers.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is available as follows:

    Prices are intended for double rooms in shared apartments. All costs shall be paid in advance upon registering online (further information on the registration process will be provided by the Organizers via email upon acceptance to the Summer Schools).

    Important:

    Students needing accommodation in Rome are kindly invited to inform the Organizers while applying, as the availability of rooms may vary depending on the number of requests received. The Summer School Administrative Office will assist students in all practical issues related to their staying in Rome.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it by 28 June 2016.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 30 June 2016

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 4 July 2016 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to € 900, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it by 15 May 2016
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 16 May 2016
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 20 May 2016 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines.

    Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Summer School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.


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    Country: Italy, World
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 11 Sep 2016
    Starting date: 21 Nov 2016
    Ending date: 30 Sep 2017

    The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology is a post-graduate course worth 60 ECTS credits organized by UNICRI in collaboration with Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and the support of the Salesian University Institute of Turin (IUSTO) and the affiliated CRIMELAB.

    The overarching aim of the course is to promote knowledge on the interactive dynamics linking the legal and psychological dimensions of criminal justice. The course is indeed specifically designed to equip young professionals and post-graduate students with cross-cutting proficiency in the field of forensic psychology.

    The academic curriculum is divided into an introductory e-learning phase (*21 November 2016 - 13 January 2017*), a residential phase (*18 January - 26 May 2017*) and a final research phase (*27 May - 30 September 2017*). The learning methodology and structure are conducive to foster the acquisition of practical and academic research skills. Depending on each participant’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and forensic sectors as well as further research/PhD studies.

    Through the e-learning phase selected candidates will be equipped with a common shared knowledge on the cardinal legal and psychological concepts used in forensic context. During the residential phase participants will engage in in-depth theoretical lectures provided by leading experts and practical exercises such as trial simulations and formal debates related to the following types of crime: child sexual abuse; murder; war crimes. A final research phase will follow during which students will have the possibility to explore a specific topic of interest and apply the knowledge and skills acquired.

    Some of the forensic concepts that participants will deepen during the course are:

    • Examination and cross-examination techniques;
    • Aetiotolgy of criminal conduct;
    • Offender profiling;
    • Forensic investigation techniques;
    • Crime scene investigation;
    • Strategic use of evidence during criminal trials;
    • Detection of deception;
    • Interviewing techniques with adults and minors;
    • False confessions;
    • Decision-making processes and errors in judicial and forensic contexts;
    • The neurobiological basis of offending;
    • Behaviour genetics of crime and crime defence;
    • Aetiology, assessment, forensic relevance of psychological disorders.

    For further information visit the related section on UNICRI website or contact us at iep@unicri.it.


    How to register:

    Applicants will need to submit a duly completed application form (in MS Word format only - downloaded here) together with all the documents listed below:

    1. Motivation letter. A personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme, and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
    2. Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
    3. Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements).
    4. A certified copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) degree certificate(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
    5. An official translation of the above certificate(s) into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized official.
    6. A certified copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all the university studies completed or on-going in the original language, issued by the competent University (ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the degree; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale.
    7. An official translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language. The official translation may be provided either by the relevant University or any other authorized entity.

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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 02 Dec 2016
    Starting date: 12 Dec 2016
    Ending date: 16 Dec 2016

    Overview

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in collaboration with the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), is organizing the second edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at SIOI headquarters in Rome, from 12 to 16 December, 2016.

    The Winter School will promote participants foundational understanding of what environmental crimes are and in parallel will improve their knowledge on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve the participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices.

    The lectures and activities offered by the Winter School will focus on:

    • Environment and geopolitics
    • The concept of environmental protection and its evolution
    • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment
    • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations
    • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources
    • Emerging trends in environmental crimes
    • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security
    • Challenges in investigating environmental crimes
    • Environmental conflicts and justice
    • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

    The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or other relevant disciplines, and for young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations, or the private sector seeking to deepen their understanding of environmental crimes.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.

    • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2016/2017 academic year will also be considered.

    For further information please visit the related section on the UNICRI website.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 2 December 2016.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 4 December 2016.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 9December 2016 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to € 850, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form to schools@unicri.it by 28 October 2016
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 30 October 2016
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 6 November 2016 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines. Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Summer School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it - formint@sioi.org (please indicate “Environmental Crimes” in the subject of the email)

    UNICRI: Tel: (+39) 06 6789907

    SIOI: Tel: (+39) 06 69207838 // 51 // 52


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 27 Nov 2016
    Starting date: 18 Jan 2017
    Ending date: 30 Sep 2017

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute is welcoming applications for its International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (60 ECTS credits).

    This unique post-graduate programme, which is organised in collaboration with Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and supported by the Salesian University Institute of Turin (Italy), explores the dynamics between the legal and psychological dimensions of criminal justice, and will expose students to the forefront of cutting-edge research in forensic and investigative psychology.

    The academic curriculum will be delivered through a combination of: flexible online introductory modules, exclusive lectures, dynamic group work and an individual research project. The methodology of the course is specifically aimed not only at equipping students with advanced theoretical concepts, but allowing them to apply their knowledge in realistic contexts and exploring topics of interest through personalised research. For detailed information on the topics that will be covered, the programme methodology, and the prestigious faculty of the programme please click here.

    The residential phase will be held in the unparalleled setting of the UN Training Campus in Turin, Italy. During these months exclusive lectures will be given by internationally- renowned experts, and, under the guidance of legal and psychological tutors, students will have the opportunity to enrich their learning process by preparing for and participating in three trial simulations. In each criminal case (based on real cases of child sexual abuse, homicide, war crimes and terrorism) students will gain realistic experience of the forensic roles played by prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges and expert witnesses in the administration of criminal justice.

    Entry requirements: applicants must hold a 3-year degree issued by an internationally recognised university in Psychology, Law or related subject and have proficiency in written and spoken English.

    In order to submit a complete application you should fill in the official application form and submit it together with the supporting documents to iep@unicri.it by 27 November2016.


    How to register:

    Submit your electronic application through UNICRI web page.

    Information on the application procedure available at http://www.unicri.it/services/education_training/postgraduate/investigative_legal_psychology/selection_criteria_and_how_to_apply/


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 21 Mar 2017
    Starting date: 03 Apr 2017
    Ending date: 07 Apr 2017

    Description

    Transnational organized crime and terrorism represent two of the most complex threats facing the international community today. When analyzing the nexus between terror and crime, the distinction between these concepts becomes blurred, and can at times converge − investigating and understanding this link may assist in the implementation of informed national and international legal standards in the fight against criminal and terrorist networks.

    With these considerations in mind, UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, will deliver a one-week intensive course on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism with the goal of shedding light on their potential nexus. This Spring School combines theory-based lectures with roundtable discussions, challenging case studies, and practical exercises.The faculty is composed of leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, as well as international legal experts from the United Nations system, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

    In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts, and build lasting professional relationships with peers from around the world. This intensive experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of two of the most salient issues faced by the international community

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of the potential nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
    • Have a very good working knowledge of English

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2016/2017 academic year will also be considered

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it (please indicate “Nexus” in the subject of the email)

    Tel: (+39) 06 6789907


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it by 21 March 2017
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 22 March 2017
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 26 March 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to 1,000 US Dollars, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it by 12 February 2017
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 13 February 2017
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 17 February 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 25 Jun 2017
    Starting date: 10 Jul 2017
    Ending date: 14 Jul 2017

    Overview

    International migration is a growing phenomenon involving the international community as a whole and engaging Member States in the protection of human rights. Analyzing migration as crosscutting topic and understanding the challenges faced both by migrants and Member States is crucial for the development and implementation of national policies compliant with international human rights standards. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report 2015, approximately 244 million people reside outside their country of origin.

    Although there are numerous international legal instruments in place to ensure the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees, violations of these rights widely occur. Indeed, migrants remain among the most vulnerable members of society and are exposed to discrimination, abuse and exploitation by transnational organized-crime networks. During the dangerous journey to cross the borders irregularly, smugglers keep migrants in unsafe and inhumane conditions, and fatalities occur frequently. Conflicts, poverty, persecution, environmental changes, instability and human rights violations are push factors for migration, and migrants head to safer areas where they can potentially express themselves, their religious and political beliefs and seek better economic opportunities.

    To shed light on current issues related to migration UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver the second edition of the Summer School on Migration and Human Rights, a one-week intensive course focusing on human rights issues related to global migration. The training will offer professional, legal, social, scientific and academic perspectives.

    The Summer School, which will take place at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), couples theoretical lectures with roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty of the Summer School is composed by the following leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society:

    • Silvia Scarpa – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, John Cabot University
    • Violeta Moreno-Lax – Founding Director, Immigration Law Programme, Queen Mary University of London, and Co-Chair, The Refugee Law Observatory
    • Cristina Rapone – Rural Employment Specialist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Elisenda Estruch – Labour Economist, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division, Economic and Social Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Linda Cottone – Associate Expert, Migration - Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
    • Alberto Cervone – Rear Admiral (ret) Italian Navy
    • Pascal Reyntjens – Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Country Office for Algeria
    • Pamela Harris – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, John Cabot University
    • Stefania Congia – Head of Department for Policies of Social Inclusion and Employment of Migrants and Protection of Foreign Children, Directorate-General for Immigration and Integration Policies, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Italy
    • Federico Fossi – Senior Public Information Associate, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • Jessica Anderson – Associate Protection Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • Baryali Waiz – Cultural Mediator

    In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with international recognized experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world’s most complex and debated issues.

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governamental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current human rights issues.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
    • Have a very good working knowledge of English

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2016 /2017 academic year will also be considered.

    Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation.

    A student who misses one or more classes will not receive the certificate of participation. Absence grounded on serious reasons might be considered at discretion of the Organizers.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is available as follows:

    • Double room - 7 nights accommodation at the John Cabot University's Lungara Apartments
    • Check-in: Saturday 8 July 2017
    • Check-out: Saturday 15 July 2017
    • Cost per person: € 250

    Prices are intended for double rooms in shared apartments. All costs shall be paid in advance upon registering online (further information on the registration process will be provided by the Organizers via email upon acceptance to the Summer Schools).

    Important:Students interested in requesting accommodation at John Cabot University are kindly invited to fill-in the related section (Section G) in the application form, as the availability of rooms may vary depending on the number of requests received. The Summer School Administrative Office will assist students in all practical issues related to their staying in Rome.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.itby 25 June 2017

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 26 June 2017

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 2 July 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to 1000 USD, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.itby 7May 2017
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, by 8May 2017
    • Paymentdeadline: full payment has to be finalized, upon confirmation of acceptance, by 13 May 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines.

    Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Summer School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 27 Aug 2017
    Starting date: 16 Oct 2017
    Ending date: 15 Dec 2017

    The second edition of the specialized training on global threats to justice, peace and security which UNICRI launched in 2017, will take place from 16 October to 15 December 2017. The training combines the various areas of expertise developed by the Institute over the almost 50 years of its operation in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

    This intensive course examines the evolution of crime and security threats and the international instruments and legal frameworks to prevent and counter old and new phenomena affecting countries all around the world.

    Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects related to the international instruments for the prevention and punishment of transnational crimes and human rights violations.

    In line with UNICRI's current areas of work, the course focuses on emerging trends and security issues deriving from globalization. In particular, the course addresses threats associated with technological advances and related complex issues that require a high level of specialization and a multidisciplinary approach combining different perspectives and sectors.

    UNICRI plays a leading role in specific and important niche areas and supports the work of other international organizations through its specialized and advanced services.

    Lecturers are renowned experts in crime prevention and justice related issues, members of the academia and policy makers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and other justice personnel from national, regional and international organizations at the forefront of the fight against threats to justice, peace, development and stability.

    The specialized training promotes transfer of good practices and enhances networking with leading academic institutions, national, regional and international organizations, and research centres.

    With this new specialized training programme, UNICRI aims to build the capabilities of post graduate students and professionals in different areas. The Institute intends to develop expert competencies and leadership in the field of justice, crime prevention, human rights protection and development.

    The training will empower a new generation of professionals able to address critical issues through substantive knowledge and innovative thinking. It will contribute to strengthening the rule of law and promote change through the development of human capital.

    Capacity-building and specialized training are UNICRI's core business and cut across its programme of work on various thematic areas with the aim of creating and testing new and holistic approaches to prevent crime and promote justice, human rights protection and development.

    Programme

    The following topics will be addressed during the course:

    Classes: 8 hrs per day with an additional 1hr lunch break. Participants must attend all lessons and practical sessions during the training programme to qualify for the Certificate of Participation from UNICRI.


    How to register:

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Criminology, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science, Public Policy and other relevant disciplines. It is also suited to professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations, and wishing to specialize in the topics addressed by the course.

    Candidates must have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Deadline for application to the specialized training is 27 August 2017. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of UNICRI.

    Venue: United Nations Campus in Turin (Italy), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10. Due to limited space, classes may be held in a variety of buildings in Turin.

    Upon completion of the course, participants will receive UNICRI certificate of participation to the specialized training. Those attending one or more modules will receive the certificates related to the specific topics addressed.

    UNICRI reserves the right to cancel the course due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified by 13 September 2017 of any change to the course. If UNICRI must cancel the course, all participants will be reimbursed for course fees. UNICRI will not be liable for any loss, including travel and accommodation costs suffered by or on behalf of any person who wished to attend the cours

    For additional information:

    Email: tae@unicri.it (please indicate the title of the course in the subject of the email) Tel: (+39) 011 6537157.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 03 Dec 2017
    Starting date: 11 Dec 2017
    Ending date: 15 Dec 2017

    Course Programme

    Environmental crimes are broadly defined as illegal acts that directly harm the environment. According to the main international agencies involved in the analysis, prevention and countering of environmental crimes, the following five types of criminal activities fall under this definition: illegal wildlife trade in endangered species; smuggling of ozone depleting substances (ODS); dumping and illicit trade in hazardous waste; illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; illegal logging and trade in stolen timber.

    Environmental crimes are one of the most significant topics in the study of state policy and international relations. However, because of the relatively nascent understanding of the nature of such crimes and the threats that these pose, international, judicial and societal norms have often proven to be inadequate in halting their perpetration. Gaining awareness about the complexity of these crimes is therefore of critical importance to improve laws and policies.

    Given the increasingly central role that environmental crimes are playing in defining the agenda of the global community and the evolution of international law, UNICRI and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) are pleased to offer the third edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at the SIOI Headquarters in Rome (Italy), from 11 to 15 December 2017.

    The course will provide participants a fundamental understanding of what environmental crimes are and on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

    • Environment and geopolitics

    • The concept of environmental protection and its evolution

    • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment

    • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations

    • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources

    • Emerging trends in environmental crimes

    • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security

    • Wildlife crimes

    • Risk analysis of environmental crimes

    • Environmental conflicts and justice

    • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

    The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level.


    How to register:

    1. How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 3 December 2017.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 4 December 2017.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 5 December 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    2. Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to € 850, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 15 October 2017.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 16 October 2017.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 23 October 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    3. Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines. Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Winter School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose, please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.

    4. Cancellation and Refunds

    In the case of a participant cancellation, registration fees will not be refunded.

    5. Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or other relevant disciplines, and for young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs or the private sector seeking to deepen their understanding of environmental crimes.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.

    • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year will also be considered.

    6. Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a UNICRI and SIOI certificate of participation.

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it - formint@sioi.org (please indicate “Environmental Crimes” in the subject of the email)

    UNICRI: Tel: (+39) 06 6789907

    SIOI: Tel: (+39) 06 69207838 // 51 // 52


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 03 Dec 2017
    Starting date: 11 Dec 2017
    Ending date: 15 Dec 2017

    Course Programme

    Environmental crimes are broadly defined as illegal acts that directly harm the environment. According to the main international agencies involved in the analysis, prevention and countering of environmental crimes, the following five types of criminal activities fall under this definition: illegal wildlife trade in endangered species; smuggling of ozone depleting substances (ODS); dumping and illicit trade in hazardous waste; illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; illegal logging and trade in stolen timber.

    Environmental crimes are one of the most significant topics in the study of state policy and international relations. However, because of the relatively nascent understanding of the nature of such crimes and the threats that these pose, international, judicial and societal norms have often proven to be inadequate in halting their perpetration. Gaining awareness about the complexity of these crimes is therefore of critical importance to improve laws and policies.

    Given the increasingly central role that environmental crimes are playing in defining the agenda of the global community and the evolution of international law, UNICRI and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) are pleased to offer the third edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at the SIOI Headquarters in Rome (Italy), from 11 to 15 December 2017.

    The course will provide participants a fundamental understanding of what environmental crimes are and on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

    • Environment and geopolitics

    • The concept of environmental protection and its evolution

    • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment

    • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations

    • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources

    • Emerging trends in environmental crimes

    • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security

    • Wildlife crimes

    • Risk analysis of environmental crimes

    • Environmental conflicts and justice

    • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

    The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level.


    How to register:

    1. How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 3 December 2017.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 4 December 2017.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 5 December 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    2. Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to € 850, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 15 October 2017.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 16 October 2017.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 23 October 2017 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    3. Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines. Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Winter School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose, please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.

    4. Cancellation and Refunds

    In the case of a participant cancellation, registration fees will not be refunded.

    5. Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or other relevant disciplines, and for young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs or the private sector seeking to deepen their understanding of environmental crimes.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.

    • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year will also be considered.

    6. Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a UNICRI and SIOI certificate of participation.

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it - formint@sioi.org (please indicate “Environmental Crimes” in the subject of the email)

    UNICRI: Tel: (+39) 06 6789907

    SIOI: Tel: (+39) 06 69207838 // 51 // 52


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    Country: World
    Organization: University for Peace, UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 19 Nov 2017
    Starting date: 01 Feb 2018
    Ending date: 31 Jul 2018

    The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice, jointly organized by UNICRI, and the University for Peace is designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, international human rights law, international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice.

    Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies.

    Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire:

    • in-depth knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects related to the investigation and adjudication of international crimes and human rights violations;
    • overall comprehension of the functioning of international criminal tribunals, special and hybrid courts and their legacy to national courts;
    • familiarity with the principle of rule of law and thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary processes and mechanisms related to transitional justice and justice reform in post-conflict situations and countries in transitions;
    • unique insights into the policies and tools of the United Nations, other international organizations as well as national bodies for the prevention, investigation, control and punishment of transnational crimes such as corruption, counterfeiting, environmental crime, smuggling of migrants, terrorism and trafficking in persons.

    The academic curriculum of the Master programme is divided into two phases:

    1. The residential phase (February - June 2018) comprises of theoretical lectures, seminars and practical exercises including mock trials and other activities organized in cooperation with international organizations, NGOs, research institutions and entities belonging to the UN system. The international group of selected students will be attending classes both in the morning and in the afternoon (full-time commitment) at the UN Campus.
    2. During the final phase (June - July 2018) students will produce a research paper on a topic of their choice linked to the content of the programme. No attendance is foreseen in this period and students may choose whether to remain in Turin. However, all students will need to be present at the graduation ceremony which will be held on 20 July in Turin.

    How to register:

    Applicants will need to submit a duly completed application form (in MS Word format only - click here to download) together with all the documents listed below:

    • Motivation letter, a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
    • Curriculum Vitae in English
    • Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
    • Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements).
    • An official copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) diploma(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
    • A legalized/notarized/certified copy of the translation of the above diploma(s) into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.
    • An official copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all the university studies completed or on-going in the original language issued by the competent University (ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the degree; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale.
    • A legalized/notarized/certified copy of the translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.
    • Any other document that Italian Embassies may require in order to issue study visa. Once selected, you are kindly requested to ask for relevant information to the Italian Embassy.

    Please note that the submitted application is valid for the 2017/18 edition of the LL.M. only. If you are not selected and wish to apply for the forthcoming edition of the same programme, you may submit a new application as soon as the new call for applications is open.

    The legalised copies of the university diploma(s) and of the official transcript(s) of records are issued by the National Competent Authority of the country where the student has conducted his/her studies according to national regulations.*


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 25 Apr 2018
    Starting date: 07 May 2018
    Ending date: 11 May 2018

    Description

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in cooperation with John Cabot University (JCU), is organizing the second edition of the Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism: is there a nexus?, which will take place at JCU in Rome, Italy from 7 to 11 May 2018.

    Transnational organized crime and terrorism represent two of the most complex threats facing the international community today. When analyzing the nexus between terror and crime, the distinction between these concepts becomes blurred, and can at times converge − investigating and understanding this link may assist in the implementation of informed national and international legal standards in the fight against criminal and terrorist networks.

    With these considerations in mind, UNICRI will deliver this one-week intensive course on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism to shed light on their potential nexus. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

    • Transnational organized crime: definitions, organizations and legal framework
    • Terrorism: definitions, groups, and legal framework
    • Nature of crime-terror relationship
    • Organized crime and terrorism in cyberspace
    • Terrorist financing
    • Impact of crime-terror nexus
    • Critical reflections on the crime/terror nexus

    The Spring School combines theory-based lectures with roundtable discussions, challenging case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty is composed of leading scholars and academics from JCU and other universities, as well as international legal experts from the United Nations system, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

    In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from around the world. This intensive experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of two of the most salient issues faced by the international community.

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of the potential nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
    • Have a very good working knowledge of English

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year will also be considered.

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it (please indicate “Nexus” in the subject of the email)

    Tel: (+39) 06 6789907


    How to register:

    For additional information on how to apply click here.

    Standard applicants

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form to schools@unicri.itby 25 April 2018.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via e-mail within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 26 April 2018.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 2 May 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it).

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to 1,000 US Dollars, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form to schools@unicri.itby 25 February 2018.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via e-mail within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 26 February 2018.

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 5 March 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it).


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 24 Jun 2018
    Starting date: 09 Jul 2018
    Ending date: 13 Jul 2018

    Overview

    International migration is a growing phenomenon involving the international community as a whole and engaging Member States in the protection of human rights. Analyzing migration as a crosscutting topic and understanding the challenges faced both by migrants and Member States is crucial for the development and implementation of national policies compliant with international human rights standards. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report 2017, approximately 258 million people reside outside their country of birth. This number has continued to grow over the past seventeen years.

    Although there are numerous international legal instruments in place to ensure the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees, violations of these rights widely occur. Indeed, despite the significant benefits of migration, migrants remain among the most vulnerable members of society and are exposed to discrimination, abuse and exploitation by transnational organized-crime networks.

    In target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States pledge to “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.” This is a clear indicator of the major relevance recognized to international migration by the Agenda 2030.

    With these considerations in mind, UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver the third edition of the Summer School on Migration and Human Rights, a one-week intensive course shedding light on current issues related to international migration. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

    • International migration, trafficking and asylum law
    • Internally displaced persons
    • Irregular migration: balancing human rights and security
    • Irregular migration by sea
    • Migration and rural development
    • Migration and the challenge of religious pluralism
    • Migration, development and integration
    • Global displacement

    The Summer School offers professional, legal, social, scientific and academic perspectives through theoretical lectures, roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty of the Summer School is composed of leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society. In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with international recognized experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world’s most complex and debated issues.

    Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current human rights issues.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
    • Have a very good working knowledge of English

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2017 /2018 academic year will also be considered.

    Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation.

    A student who misses one or more classes will not receive the certificate of participation. Absence grounded on serious reasons might be considered at discretion of the Organizers.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is available as follows:

    • Double/triple room - 7 nights accommodation at the John Cabot University's Lungara Apartments
    • Check-in: Saturday 7 July 2018
    • Check-out: Saturday 14 July 2018
    • Cost per person: € 250

    Prices are intended for double/triple rooms in shared apartments. All costs shall be paid in advance upon registering online (further information on the registration process will be provided by the Organizers via email upon acceptance to the Summer Schools).

    Important:Students interested in requesting accommodation at John Cabot University are kindly invited to fill-in the related section (Section G) in the application form, as the availability of rooms may vary depending on the number of requests received. The Summer School Administrative Office will assist students in all practical issues related to their staying in Rome.


    How to register:

    How to apply

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.itby 24 June 2018.

    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 25 June 2018

    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 2 July 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it by the same date)

    Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to 1000 USD, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.itby 15 April 2018
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 16 April 2018
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized, within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 23 April 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it

    Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines.

    Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Summer School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.


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    Country: Italy, World
    Organization: University for Peace, UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 16 Sep 2018
    Starting date: 26 Nov 2018
    Ending date: 12 Jul 2019

    Overview

    The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, international human rights law, international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice.

    Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies.

    Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire:

    • in-depth knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects related to the investigation and adjudication of international crimes and human rights violations;
    • overall comprehension of the functioning of international criminal tribunals, special and hybrid courts and their legacy to national courts;
    • familiarity with the principle of rule of law and thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary processes and mechanisms related to transitional justice and justice reform in post-conflict situations and countries in transitions;
    • unique insights into the policies and tools of the United Nations, other international organizations as well as national bodies for the prevention, investigation, control and punishment of transnational organised crime and transnational crimes such as corruption, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, environmental crime, terrorism, and cybercrime.

    Structure and Content

    The LL.M is characterized by an interdisciplinary academic strategy that integrates theory and practice, favour active exchanges of ideas, and further the comparative and critical thinking skills of participants.

    The academic curriculum of the programme unfolds in three phases:

    During the Distance-learning Phase (26 November 2018 – 13 January 2019), students will have access to the online platform of the LL.M. Programme, on which they will be involved into readings, group works and other interactive activities with the support of a tutor. Students will also have to carry out self-study. At the end of this phase, an exam is foreseen.

    The Residential Phase (30 January 2019- 31 May 2019) comprises of theoretical lectures, seminars and practical exercises including workshops, simulations, study visits, moot courts and other activities organized in cooperation with international organizations, NGOs, research institutions and entities belonging to the UN system. The international group of selected students will be attending classes both in the morning and in the afternoon (full-time commitment for 6 hours a day/4-5 days a week) at the UN Campus.

    During the Research Phase (3 June 2019 - 30 June 2019; the Graduation will take place on 12 July 2019) students will produce a research paper or a project document on a topic of their choice linked to the content of the programme. No attendance is forseen in this period and students may choose whether to remain in Turin. However, all students will be requested to be present at the graduation ceremony to be held on 12 July 2019 in Turin.

    Upon successful conclusion of the course students will have acquired in depth and up-to-date knowledge on the main subjects around which the global debate on international and transnational crime and justice articulates:

    • Public International Law;
    • International Humanitarian Law;
    • International Human Rights Law;
    • International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedure;
    • International Law Dimensions of Peace and Conflicts, including transitional justice and peacekeeping operations;
    • Transnational organized crime and transnational crimes, including corruption, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, environmental crime, terrorism, and cybercrime;
    • Global efforts to strengthen the rule of law and justice reform in developing democracies and post-conflict environments, including corrections.

    The programme further envisages dedicated sessions on career guidance and professional development in the UN System. For instance, students will have the possibility to participate to individual sessions with representatives of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

    The selected students in order to be awarded the final Master of Laws Degree worth 40 UPEACE credits (equivalent to 40 US credits/60 ECTS) need to:

    1) receive passing marks in all the assessments and exams envisaged; and

    2) meet the minimum average of attendance by attending at least 2/3 of each weekly schedule and at least 75% of the total residential schedule over a two-month period.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognised university in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, Social Sciences, or equivalent academic subjects;
    • Full proficiency in written and spoken English. Please note that a good command of English is essential. During the course students will be asked to actively engage in class activities, draft documents, analyse case files and legal documents, discuss practical scenarios and work in groups.

    Although a certificate of English knowledge is not required, proficiency score ranges from the below internationally recognized certificates are suggested to be equal to or above the following:

    • International TOEFL: Paper-based: 575; Computer-based: 230; Internet-based: 90.
    • IELTS (academic module): Minimum score of 6.5.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grades A, B, C.
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grades A, B.

    The programme’s coordination officers may arrange phone interviews to assess the competencies of candidates before the selection is finalized.

    For additional information on the required document in order to apply to the LL.M., please visit the relevant section.


    How to register:

    Applicants will need to submit a duly completed application form (in MS Word format only - click here to download) together with all the documents listed below:

    • Motivation letter, a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
    • Curriculum Vitae in English
    • Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
    • Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements and item number 10 of the application form).
    • An official copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) diploma(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
    • An official certified translation of the above diploma(s) into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.(1)
    • An official copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all the university studies completed or on-going in the original language issued by the competent University (ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the degree; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale.
    • An official certified translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.
    • Any other document that Italian Embassies may require in order to issue study visa. Once selected, you are kindly requested to ask for relevant information to the Italian Embassy.

    Please note that the submitted application is valid for the 2018/19 edition of the LL.M. only. If you are not selected and wish to apply for the forthcoming edition of the same programme, you may submit a new application as soon as the new call for applications is open.

    (1) The official certified translation of the university diploma(s) and transcript(s) of records are issued by the National Competent Authority of the country where the student has conducted his/her studies according to national regulations.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    Registration deadline: 16 Sep 2018
    Starting date: 24 Sep 2018
    Ending date: 28 Sep 2018

    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) are organizing the third edition of the Summer School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at SIOI headquarters in Rome, from 24 to 28 September 2018.

    The course will provide participants a fundamental understanding of what environmental crimes are and on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

    • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment
    • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations
    • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources
    • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security
    • Wildlife crimes
    • Risk analysis of environmental crimes
    • Environmental conflicts and justice
    • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

    The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level.


    How to register:

    1. How to apply

    Download the application form

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 16 September 2018.
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 10 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 17 September 2018.
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 19 September 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    2. Early Bird applicants

    A discounted rate, amounting to € 850, is offered to Early Bird applicants. In order to receive the discount, applicants must apply in accordance with the following deadlines:

    • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be downloaded here, to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by 29 July 2018.
    • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 10 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than 30 July 2018.
    • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than 3 August 2018 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI and SIOI with proof of payment via E-mail to schools@unicri.it and formint@sioi.org by the same date).

    3. Applicants requiring VISA (IMPORTANT)

    Those applicants requiring VISA must apply in accordance with early bird deadlines. Please consider that it may take up to 30 days to receive a VISA from Italian Embassies and Consulates, depending on your country of origin.

    The Summer School Administrative Office will provide assistance in facilitating VISA release for those who need it. For this purpose please ensure that section F of the Application Form is properly completed.

    4. Fees

    • General: € 950
    • Registration fees for Early Bird applicants: € 850
    • SIOI students and alumni: € 800

    Registration fees do not include additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation, and VISA.

    5. Cancellation and Refunds

    In the case of a participant cancellation, registration fees will not be refunded.

    6. Entry requirements

    The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or other relevant disciplines, and for young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs or the private sector seeking to deepen their understanding of environmental crimes.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold at least a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.

    • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

    Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2018/2019 academic year will also be considered.

    7. Certificate of participation

    Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a UNICRI and SIOI certificate of participation.

    Contacts

    Email: schools@unicri.it - formint@sioi.org (please indicate “Environmental Crimes” in the subject of the email)

    UNICRI: Tel: (+39) 06 6789907

    SIOI: Tel: (+39) 06 69207838 // 51 // 52