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New Specialized Training on International Criminal Law and Global Threats to Peace and Security

In 2017, UNICRI will launch a new specialized training course that combines the various areas of expertise developed by the Institute over the almost 50 years of its operation.

The course will 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 international criminal justice and a thorough understanding of the international instruments and programmes for the prevention and punishment of transnational crimes and human rights violations.

In line with UNICRI's mandate, the course will also focus on emerging trends and security issues deriving from globalization. In particular, the course will 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.

The course will include presentations from the global community of experts in crime prevention and justice related issues, scientists 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 social peace, development and political stability.

The specialized training will promote transfer of good practices and enhance networking with leading academic institutions, national, regional and international organizations, and research centres.

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. 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.

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.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for university graduates in Law, 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.

Candidates must have a very good working knowledge of English


The modular structure of the programme will allow participants to deepen their knowledge of the extent and implications of global threats to peace and security. Participants to one or more training sessions will be accepted pending evaluation of their eligibility.

  • (27- 31 March) Transnational organized crime
  • (3-7 April) International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Procedure
  • (10-14 April) International System of Human Rights
  • (18-21 April) Corruption, money-laundering and asset recovery
  • (24-28 April) International Criminal Law Defence Seminar
  • (2-5 May 2017) Drug control and international legislation
  • (8-12 May) Trafficking in persons / Smuggling of migrants
  • (15 –19 May) Environmental Crimes
  • (22-26 May) Counter-Terrorism
  • (29 May – 2 June) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Risk Mitigation
  • (5 – 9 June) Cybercrime, cybersecurity and cyberterrorism
  • (12 – 16 June) Emerging Technologies and Security

The cost of individual modules is 1100 USD. Applications for specific modules will be evaluated. The deadline for participation in the full course expired on 15 March 2017.

A limited number of fee exemptions are available. Candidates applying for a tuition fee exemption are kindly invited to submit their request by 15 March 2017 (23:00 CET), stating in the subject of their application “Request for full exemption from the payment of the fees”.

The full exemption from the tuition fee will preferably be granted to women and candidates from developing countries, based on merit.

Venue: United Nations Campus in Turin (Italy), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10

Certificate of participation

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a UNICRI certificate confirming their participation in the specialized training.

Those attending one module will receive a certificate pertaining to the specific topic addressed.

Please contact us if you require additional information.


Email: (please indicate the title of the course in the subject of the email)

Tel: (+39) 011 6537141

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