International and Transnational Criminal Law Seminar in The Hague


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Asser Institute and the Antonio Cassese Initiative to co-organize a seminar on international and transnational criminal law (ICL and TCL). The seminar took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 18 to 22 March 2019.

This high-level seminar entitled “Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute International and Transnational Crimes in Africa” is a follow-up on a course held in February 2018. This seminar aimed to build on the knowledge and skills gained during the first session, further strengthening the justice sector in French-speaking African countries facing challenges in the administration of justice.

The seminar was for judges and prosecutors from countries under ICC investigation or neighboring countries, including Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and Niger. The participants benefitted from international law lectures in the fields of ICL, TCL and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), combined with practical sessions. The thematic modules covered topics such as human smuggling and trafficking, the correlation between IHL and counterterrorism, use of open source evidence and vertical and horizontal cooperation in the prosecution of international crimes.

The different modules were be led by renowned experts working at international courts and tribunals in The Hague as well as academic and professional institutions and organizations focusing on ICL, TCL, IHL, and international human rights law.