Judicial Training Program on Core International Crimes

From Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December 2015, EJTN in cooperation with the European Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, organized a comprehensive program on core international crimes.

The three-day event, hosted by The Hague Institute for Global Justice, was open to 45 judges and prosecutors from the EU wishing to improve their understanding of these issues, share related best practices and undertake complex investigations.

The crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (core international crimes) are “unimaginable atrocities that deeply shock the conscience of humanity” and are deemed to “threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world”. These crimes, perpetrators and their assets, victims and witnesses have real links with Member States. The complexity of investigations and prosecutions of these crimes within the EU and its Member States necessitates a unique, specialized training program.

Lectures on key issues on substantive international Criminal Law, criminal liability, specific evidentiary challenges as well as judicial cooperation were combined with workshops and study cases. An interactive participation was required from practitioners who were supported by a group of well-known experts.

The draft program is available here.

For more information, visit the project page.

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