Program Details

Together with a group of expert lawyers and criminologists, explore what “doing justice” means in practice and identify and discuss the most pressing challenges. Featured highlights include visits to the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, the
Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the basics of international criminal law, critically assesses modes of investigation, reflects on why perpetrators commit atrocities, and discusses the value of alternative responses like truth commissions and amnesties. This multidisciplinary approach means that the course is open to students of Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, History, Journalism, Anthropology, Political Science, and Psychology.

Together with a group of expert lawyers and criminologists, explore what “doing justice” means in practice and identify and discuss the most pressing challenges. Featured highlights include visits to the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague and meetings with representatives of leading NGOs such as Amnesty International, the Coalition for the Criminal Court, and Pax Christi.
 

Setting Description:
With over 180 unique nationalities, Amsterdam is a melting pot of cultures and embraces different cultures, religions, and lifestyles. 165 canals criss-cross the entire city, giving it its nickname ‘Venice of the North.’ The city also features more bikes than inhabitants! With a bustling creative industry, Amsterdam offers plenty of cultural activities and events throughout the year. In Amsterdam you can benefit from the advantages of a big city with enough quiet spots to kick back and relax.
Cost:
1150 EUR. The tuition fee includes: • Airport pick-up service • Welcome goodie bag • Orientation programme • Course excursions • On-site support • Emergency assistance • Transcript of records after completion of the course

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers ten scholarships that cover the full tuition and housing fees of one course. Information about how to apply for the scholarship will be posted on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.

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