Traveling school

Our vision 

As a teacher, jurist, and statesman, Antonio Cassese believed passionately in the power of law as a force for good and change and in using the law to achieve a more just, peaceful, and human world. He sought to empower and liberate people not only through his teaching and books, but also by dedicating his life’s work to making practical changes on the ground.
These are the themes that galvanize the Antonio Cassese Initiative in striving to make training and learning accessible to judges, prosecutors and lawyers working in countries facing challenges in the administration of justice, and that inspire us in communicating his message to a global audience. 
We rely on a global network of jurists and trainers “without borders”, who are willing to put their skills and expertise at the disposal of our Traveling School in order to promote and continue the legacy of Antonio Cassese.

Antonio Cassese believed passionately
in the power of law as a force
for good and change

Our school

The Traveling School focuses on specialized training and education in areas dear to Antonio Cassese, including international criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law. It addresses judges, prosecutors and lawyers and other relevant stakeholders from countries affected by conflict that face challenges in the administration of criminal justice.

Training and education is mostly provided pro bono by senior practitioners and academics, who are part of the global network of jurists and trainers “without borders” of the Antonio Cassese Initiative.
The Traveling School:
Combines face-to-face teaching with e-learning;
Enhances the capacity of relevant stakeholders to deal with challenges related to the fight against impunity and respect for international human rights;
Aims at increasing cooperation between national judiciaries as well as between national judiciaries and international criminal courts.

Our training courses

The training courses organized by our Traveling School include:

the seminar on  "Renforcement des capacités des magistrats en matière de répression des crimes internationaux au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Mali”, organized in Nuremberg (Germany) from 31 October to 4 November 2016, with the financial support of the International Nuremberg Principle Academy;

the seminar on "Renforcement des capacités des magistrats burkinabè en matière de répression des crimes internationaux et de protection des droits humains", organized in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 23 to 27 June 2014, with the financial support of the State of Geneva (Solidarieté international) and the Ville de Genéve, and in cooperation with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights;

three editions of the Antonio Cassese Summer School on Human Rights, Conflict and Transitional Justice, in cooperation with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
There are no upcoming courses at this time. We are in the process of securing funding and establishing partnerships for a long-term judicial training programme in Africa. Let us know if you want to support us or partner with us.  

A global network of jurists and trainers
“without borders” 

The Traveling School relies upon a global network of senior practitioners and academics, who put their knowledge and expertise at the disposal of the Traveling School on a pro bono basis. These are people who are infused with the same spirit of humanitarianism and public service that characterized the life and work of Antonio Cassese and believe that learning and training is a tool to liberate and empower.

If you want to be part of the global network of jurists and trainers “without borders” please contact us.
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