The 10th Summer School of the South African-German Center for Transnational Criminal Justice will take place from 18 June to 6 July 2018. Part of the Summer School is a conference on "Current Debates in International Criminal Justice", which will take place in the auditorium of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum on 21 and 22 June. Registration for participation in the conference is welcome. Please direct this to firstname.lastname@example.org. A preliminary programme of the Summer School and the conference can be found here.
**Important Information on the Programme from 2019 onwards**
Kindly note that the ten year funding of the DAAD for this programme will lapse in December 2018. The programme will be continued by the Law Faculty of the University of the Western Cape. Please send your application for the 2019 intake by 30 June 2018 to Ms. Sagwadi Mabunda (Programme-Coordinator) or Professor Jamil Mujuzi at email@example.com.
Book Review: "Africa and the International Criminal Court" (Werle/Fernandez/Vormbaum)
Please click here to see Photos of this year's summer school at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Programme of the 9th Summer School
Here you can find the programme of the 9th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice that took place from 19 June to 30 June 2017 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an exit strategy
The new dossier "Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an exit strategy" with contributions by our alumna Prof. Juliet Amenge Okoth and Prof. Gerhard Werle and Dr. Moritz Vormbaum is now available on the ISPI website. To read it, please follow the link.
Call for Applications
Applications for the LLM course starting in February 2018 have to be submitted by 31 May 2017 (Deadline). For further details see Application & Scholarships.
Book launch in Cape Town
On 28 February 2017, the Centre organised a book launch at the University of the Western Cape for “The African Criminal Court – A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol” (2017), a volume edited by Prof Gerhard Werle and Dr Moritz Vormbaum. The book is vol. 10 of the International Criminal Justice Series by TMC Asser Press/Springer. The keynote lecture was given by Prof Dire Tladi, a professor of International Law at the University of Pretoria and member of the International Law Commission, on the topic “The Prosecution of Crimes under International Law in Africa - Current Developments”. For more information on the book, click here.
Welcome LLM class of 2017
The South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice welcomes the students of the LLM class 2017!
Graduation within the LLM- und PhD-Programme Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective
On 21 December 2016 Marshet Tadesse Tessema received his doctoral degree for his thesis on the 'Prosecution of Politicide in Ethiopia: The Red Terror Trials' at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is the sixth student of the South African-German Centre to obtain this degree. Congratulations, Marshet!
Postdoctoral Position at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice: Call for applications
The position includes research in one or more of the relevant working fields of the Centre, as well as teaching within the programme.
a completed doctoral degree in criminal law and/or international law
an LLM degree in criminal law and or/international law
excellent English language skills
high motivation to participate in the Centre’s activities.
Applications have to be in English and must contain:
a letter of motivation
a curriculum vitae
certificates of successful completion of PhD and LLM-studies
proof of excellent language skills
further certificates or letters of recommendation, if applicable.
Documents must be submitted as soft copies to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2016.
DAAD-PhD scholarship: Call for applications
The Centre offers one DAAD-scholarship for doctoral studies starting in 2017. Applications can be submitted from now on. The scholarship is for two years with the possibility of extension for another year. The doctoral candidate will be based either in Cape Town or Berlin.
If you are interested in the programme, please submit the following documents:
a curriculum vitae
a short motivation letter
a proposal for a possible topic or topics (not longer than 3-4 pages); Note: The topic must related to the research focus of the Centre, i.e. to the fields of International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, International Anti-Corruption/Anti-Money Laundering Law.
Documents must be submitted as soft copies to email@example.com by 15 October 2016.
Photos Summer School 2016
Photos of the 8th Summer School held by the Centre at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin can be found here.
8th Summer School
The 8th summer school "Transnational Criminal Justice" took place at the Humboldt University from 17 June to 9 July 2016. The opening speech was held by Nigerian ICC judge Eboe Osuji on 20 June, 10-12 am at Senatssaal, Unter den Linden 6.
The programme of public lectures during the 8th summer school can be found here.
A film about the LLM Programme is now available on the African-Excellence-Homepage. Click here to watch the film.
Deadline for applications expired
The deadline for applications for the course starting in February 2016 has expired. Over 150 applications were submitted. Twelve students from the following countries were selected: Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Malawi.
7th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice
The 7th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice took place at Humboldt University from 22 June to 10 July 2015. You can find the programme of the public lectures here.
First public speech of newly elected German ICC judge Schmitt
The newly elected German ICC judge Prof. Bertram Schmitt held his first public speech at the opening of the 7th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice on 22nd June 2015.
International Symposium - 29th & 30th June 2015 (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
On 29th and 30th June 2015 the Centre hosted an International Symposium on "The African Criminal Court - Promoting or Undermining the Prosecution of International Crimes in Africa?" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For the program please click here.
Prof. Fernandez celebtrated his 65th birthday
On 31st March 2015 Prof. Fernandez, co-director of the Centre, celebrated his 65th birthday. In order to honor his committment to the centre a collection of all Research Papers of the LLM programme (more than 80 so far) was handed over to him.
Alumna Dr. Charity Wibabara appointed as National Prosecutor in Rwanda
LLM & PhD Alumna Dr. Charity Wibabara was appointed as a National Prosecutor in Rwanda on March 9th 2015.Click here for more details on the appointment.
Lectures in Cape Town
Prof. Werle and PD Dr. Vormbaum are currently (1st February - 31st March 2015) teaching the modules Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law at the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town) as part of the LL.M. Programme „Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention - An International and African Perspective“ of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.
Presentation by Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi (International Criminal Court)
Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi, of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, gave a talk on "Recent Legal Developments at the International Criminal Court". The presentation took place on 17th February 2015 at 10 am at the Law Faculty of the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town) and was hosted by the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.
Book Review of PhD thesis "Gacaca Courts versus International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and National Courts" (Charity Wibabara)
Please find a book review of the doctoral thesis from Ms Charity Wibabara (LL.M. Alumni and former PhD student at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justivce) - "Gacaca Courts versus International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and National Courts", in ZJS 1/2015, 130 et seq.
LLM class of 2015
Kick-off for the LLM class 2015!
"The Post-Election Violence in Kenya. Domestic and International Responses"
New Release: "The Post-Election Violence in Kenya. Domestic and International Responses"
The PhD thesis by Dr. Sosteness Francis Materu "The Post-Election Violence in Kenya. Domestic and International Responses" has been published in January 2015 with Asser Press as the 2nd Vol. of the International Criminal Justice Series (eds. Werle/Fernandez/Vormbaum). For more details click here.
Conference Report (6th Summer School)
Conference Report about the 6th Summer School in ZIS 12/2014 (pp. 660)
The Conference Report about the 6th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice can be read online here.
"Africa and the International Criminal Court"
NEW! The anthology "Africa and the International Criminal Court" edited by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle, Prof. Dr. Lovell Fernandez und Dr. Moritz Vormbaum has been published by Asser Press/Springer. It documents a conference organised by the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice in Cape Town in November 2013. For further information click here.
SHORT FILM ABOUT THE CENTRE
During the 6th Summer School, a short film about the event and the Centre as such was produced. To watch the film, click here.
"Principles of International Criminal Law" (3rd ed.)
New! The third edition of the textbook "Principles of International Criminal Law" by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle and Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger has been published by Oxford University Press. For further information click here.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2014
From 23 June to 11 July 2014, the 6th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice took place in Berlin. Keynote speaker at the opening ceremony was Vice President of the ICC, Judge Monageng. Click here for the programme.
OKOTH - "CONSPIRACY in ICL" NOW AVAILABLE
The book of Juliet Okoth, a former PhD student of the Centre, titled "The Crime of Conspiracy in International Criminal Law" is now available via Asser Press/Springer.
ARTICLE ABOUT NEW PHD GRADUATE OF THE CENTRE
On 11 March 2014, Charity Wibabara received her doctoral certificate. Her thesis is entitled: "Gacaca Courts versus the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and National Courts - Lessons to Learn from the Rwandan Approach to Genocide". The Rwandan New Times recently published an article about Charity.