Turin, Italy. 17 April 2018. A group of 37 students from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, the Americas and Africa, recently completed the residential phase of the LL.M in Transnational Crime and Justice at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

This joint UPEACE-UNICRI Master of Laws lasts six months and focuses on issues relating to peace and conflicts. It is specifically designed for 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.

The academic curriculum is divided into two phases. The residential phase (February-April) comprises 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.

During the second phase (May-July), students are asked to produce a research paper or a project proposal linked to the content of the programme. The LL.M. will officially finish with the Graduation Ceremony, which is scheduled for July 20, 2018 in Turin.

This Master’s programme takes place in an unparalleled setting at 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 holds 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.

 Students who complete this programme receive an LL.M. diploma from the University for Peace and UNICRI.

 For more information on this programme visit UNICRI’s website http://www.unicri.it/news/article/2018-02-12_Launching_LLM_2018