Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice
UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
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The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice, humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, and international human rights law.
Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is functional for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well in further academic studies.
The academic curriculum of the Master programme is divided into two phases:
- Distance-learning Phase: 20 November 2023 – 12 January 2024;
- Residential Phase: 31 January – 30 June 2024.
The Graduation Project, at the end of the residential phase, will consist in a Moot Court simulation that will help students to refine their skills in written and oral courtroom advocacy on selected matters of substantive international criminal law.
The Graduation Ceremony will take place on 12 July 2024.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded an LL.M. degree officially issued by UPEACE.
The residential phase of the programme is held in the unparalleled setting of 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. Under regular circumstances, it annually runs more than 450 programmes and projects involving approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries, also offering to its guests leisure, dining, and sports facilities.
Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire:
- In-depth knowledge of 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 a 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 organized crime and transnational crimes, including corruption, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, environmental crimes, terrorism, and cybercrime.
Scholarships and Funding
A limited number of fee exemptions may be available. Please indicate and motivate your request of fee exemption in the application form. Candidates will be informed in the course of the selection process about the availability of such exemptions, which will be awarded only at the end of the selection process.