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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice 2019-20
Deadline early bird applications: 16 June. Standard: 1 September

November 2019 - July 2020

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for young 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 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 crimes, smuggling of migrants, terrorism and trafficking in persons.

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

  • Distance-learning Phase: 25 November 2019 – 12 January 2020;
  • Residential Phase: 29 January – 26 June 2020.

The Graduation Project, at the end of the residential phase, will consist in a Moot Court simulation that will further help students to develop skills in written and oral courtroom advocacy on selected matters of substantive international criminal law. The Graduation Ceremony will take place on 10 July 2020.

Upon successful conclusion of the course, students will be awarded an LL.M degree.

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. It annually runs more than 450 programmes and projects involving approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries and also offers leisure time, dining, and sports facilities to its guests.

The LL.M. is jointly organized by UNICRI and the University for Peace (UPEACE).


General Deadlines 2019 - 2020

Early Bird Applicants

Deadline for applications 16 June 2019
Results of the selection process 26 June 2019
Confirmation of acceptance by selected students 30 June 2019
Payment of fees 10 July 2019
Confirmation or cancellation of the course 10 October 2019

Standard Applicants 

Deadline for applications 1 September 2019
Results of the selection process 11 September 2019
Confirmation of acceptance by selected students 15 September 2019
Payment of fees 25 September 2019
Confirmation or cancellation of the course 10 October 2019

For further information on the programme, application process and fees, please visit the programme webpage or contact the LL.M. Office. LL.M.

LL.M Office Contacts


Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 157-154 -- (+39) 011 6537 111

Postal address

LL.M. in International Crime and Justice UNICRI Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 10127 - Torino ITALY

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