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New Specialized Courses on Global Threats to Justice, Peace and Security
Call for applications open

The second edition of the specialized training on global threats to justice, peace and security which is divided in different modules to answer the needs of a variety of stakeholders, will run from 16 October to 15 December 2017. Interested candidates may apply to one or more modules.

The training combines the various areas of expertise developed by the Institute over the almost 50 years of its operation in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

These intensive courses examine the evolution of crime and security threats and the international instruments and legal frameworks to prevent and counter old and new phenomena affecting countries all around the world.

Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects related to the international instruments for the prevention and punishment of transnational crimes and human rights violations.

In line with UNICRI's current areas of work, the courses focus on emerging trends and security issues deriving from globalization. In particular, the courses address threats associated with technological advances and related complex issues that require a high level of specialization and a multidisciplinary approach combining different perspectives and sectors.

UNICRI plays a leading role in specific and important niche areas and supports the work of other international organizations through its specialized and advanced services.

Lecturers are renowned experts in crime prevention and justice related issues, members of the academia and policy makers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and other justice personnel from national, regional and international organizations at the forefront of the fight against threats to justice, peace, development and stability.

The courses promote transfer of good practices and enhances networking with leading academic institutions, national, regional and international organizations, and research centres.

With this new specialized training programme, UNICRI aims to build the capabilities of post graduate students and professionals in different areas. The Institute intends to develop expert competencies and leadership in the field of justice, crime prevention, human rights protection and development.

The training will empower a new generation of professionals able to address critical issues through substantive knowledge and innovative thinking. It will contribute to strengthening the rule of law and promote change through the development of human capital.

Capacity-building and specialized training are UNICRI's core business and cut across its programme of work on various thematic areas with the aim of creating and testing new and holistic approaches to prevent crime and promote justice, human rights protection and development.


The following topics will be addressed during the different modules:

Classes: 8 hrs per day with an additional 1hr lunch break. Participants must attend all lessons and practical sessions to qualify for the Certificate of Participation from UNICRI.

Entry requirements and application

The courses are designed for university graduates in Law, Criminology, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science, Public Policy and other relevant disciplines. It is also suited to professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations, and wishing to specialize in the topics addressed by the course.

Applications to each module must be received 10 days before the course takes place. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of UNICRI.

Candidates must have a very good working knowledge of English.


United Nations Campus in Turin (Italy), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10. Due to limited space, classes may be held in a variety of buildings in Turin.

Certificate of participation

Upon completion of each of the courses, participants will receive UNICRI certificate of participation. Those attending one or more modules will receive the certificates related to the specific area of expertise.


For additional information:

Email: (please indicate the title of the course in the subject of the email) Tel: (+39) 011 6537157.

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