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Francophone Seminar in International and Transnational Criminal Law

The Antonio Cassese Initiative is partnering with the Asser Institute and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy to co-organise a seminar on international and transnational criminal law (ICL and TCL). The seminar will be held as a closed event in The Hague from 18 to 22 March 2019.

This high-level seminar entitled “Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute International and Transnational Crimes in Africa” is a follow-up on a course held in February 2018. The seminar aims to build on the knowledge and skills gained during the first session, further strengthening the justice sector in French-speaking African countries facing challenges in the administration of justice.

The seminar is for judges and prosecutors from countries under ICC investigation or neighbouring countries, including Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and Niger. The participants will benefit from international law lectures and training in the fields of ICL, TCL and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), combined with practical sessions. The thematic modules will cover topics such as human smuggling and trafficking, the correlation between IHL and counterterrorism, use of open source evidence and vertical and horizontal cooperation in the prosecution of international crimes.

The different modules will be led by renowned experts working at international courts and tribunals in The Hague as well as academic and professional institutions and organizations focusing on ICL, TCL, IHL, and international human rights law. The programme is available here.