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Winter School on Environmental Crimes
Rome, 11-15 December 2017. Applications deadline 3 December 2017

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) are organizing the third edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will take place at SIOI headquarters in Rome, from 11 to 15 December 2017.

The course will provide participants a fundamental understanding of what environmental crimes are and on how law enforcement bodies and judicial systems are responding. The existing international legal framework will be examined with a view to improve participants’ ability to address the issue in a comprehensive way and promote their role as advocates for an effective change in public policies, strategies and practices. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

  • Environment and geopolitics
  • The concept of environmental protection and its evolution
  • Existing international legal frameworks to prevent crimes against the environment
  • Links between environmental crimes and human rights violations
  • Involvement of organized criminal groups in environmental crimes, with a specific focus on trafficking of natural resources
  • Emerging trends in environmental crimes
  • Waste trafficking and its impact on human health and security
  • Wildlife crimes
  • Risk analysis of environmental crimes
  • Environmental conflicts and justice
  • Individual, corporate and State accountability for environmental crimes

The faculty is composed by high level scholars and academics from leading universities and research institutes as well as representatives of the United Nations System and other international organizations.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of one of the most serious emerging crime at global level.

The deadline for applications is 3 December 2017.

For further information please visit the related section on the UNICRI website.

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