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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice
Application deadline 19 November 2017

February - July 2018

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice, jointly organized by UNICRI and the University for Peace, is designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, international human rights law, international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice.

Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire:

  • in-depth knowledge on 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 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 crimes such as corruption, counterfeiting, environmental crime, smuggling of migrants, terrorism and trafficking in persons.

The academic curriculum  of the Master programme is divided into two phases:

  1. The residential phase (February - June 2018) comprises of theoretical lectures, seminars and practical exercises including mock trials and other activities organized in cooperation with international organizations, NGOs, research institutions and entities belonging to the UN system. The international group of selected students will be attending classes both in the morning and in the afternoon (full-time commitment) at the UN Campus.
  2. During the final phase (June - July 2018) students will produce a research paper on a topic of their choice linked to the content of the programme. No attendance is foreseen in this period and students may choose whether to remain in Turin. However, all students will need to be present at the graduation ceremony which will be held on 20 July in Turin.

General Deadlines 2017 - 2018

Deadline for application 19 Nov 2017
Results of the selection process 27 Nov 2017
Confirmation of acceptance by selected students 29 Nov 2017
Payment of fees 10 Dec 2017
Confirmation or cancellation of the course 20 Dec 2017


Academic Schedule 2017 - 2018

Residential phase 7 Feb - 8 June 2018
Research phase 9 June -  8 July 2018
Graduation 20 July 2018
The above academic schedule may be subject to minor changes.

If you wish to submit an application please visit the programme webpage or contact the LL.M. Office at or by phone at (+39) 011 6537 157 -- (+39) 011 6537 111

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