International Criminal Law (Advanced)

International Criminal Law is an intensive one-year Advanced Studies specialisation at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme covers a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and procedure.

Foundational knowledge

In this specialisation, you will gain foundational knowledge on international criminal law and international criminal procedure. You will study the systemic environment of international criminal law and its link to related fields, such as international human rights law, international humanitarian law and general public international law. At the same time, there will be room to pursue your personal interests.

Law of international criminal courts

In our seminars, you will be introduced to topics such as international crimes, modes of liability, general principles of international criminal law and impediments to enforcement. Special attention will be devoted to the law of international criminal courts and tribunals (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, International Criminal Court) and the link to legal practice.

Master details

  • Dit is een afstudeerrichting van: Public International Law (Advanced)
  • Graad Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Public International Law
  • Onderwijsvorm Full-time, part-time, single modules. Non-EU/EEA students must study full-time.
  • Duur 1 year
  • Start September
  • Taal English
  • Vestigingsplaats Leiden and The Hague
  • Croho/isatcode 75027

Prof. Carsten Stahn

Programme Director

“There is almost no day without legal news from The Hague or fresh developments in international law.”

“Drawing on on a global student body and faculty, this programme seeks to connect new generations of international lawyers to the legal and real life challenges in this dynamic field.”

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