Beirut, 3 February- Yesterday, the 10th edition of the Inter-University Programme on International Criminal Law and Procedure was launched with over 300 students in attendance.
Ms Olga Kavran, Founding Director of IUSTICOM and Former Head of Outreach and Legacy at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon opened this edition with a lecture on Transitional Justice and International Criminal Justice.
Launched in November 2011 by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in cooperation with the T.M.C Asser Institute in the Netherlands, this Programme is still running thanks to a consortium consisting of the T.M.C Asser Institute, La Sagesse University, the International and Transitional Justice Resource Center, the International Center for Human Sciences, CISH – UNESCO, and IUSTICOM and with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East & North Africa.
This Programme brings together 11 of the leading universities in Lebanon: the Lebanese University, Beirut Arab University, Université La Sagesse, Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik, Notre Dame University, American University of Science and Technology, the Lebanese American University, the American University of Beirut, the Islamic University of Lebanon, AUNHOR and the Balamand University.
The course is the first of its kind in Lebanon and unprecedented in the Middle East and North Africa region, using modern technology to deliver lectures from The Hague to students in Lebanon and thus providing them with the opportunity to learn from the most eminent international experts in the field.
In the past 10 years, over 1,500 students completed the course and, prior to the pandemic, over 120 of them were rewarded with a study visit to the Netherlands.