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The International and Transnational Criminal Law programme combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of international and transnational criminal law with its practical application, by offering a workshop in criminal tribunals and providing opportunities to engage in internships.

The first semester at the Amsterdam Law School is dedicated to International Criminal Law. The second semester delves into transnational criminal law and offers opportunities for internships, law clinics, and research for courts and tribunals in the Netherlands.

The programme consists of both compulsory and elective courses.

Programme International Criminal Law

Track 2: International and Transnational Criminal Law

Semester I 

September - December

  Global Justice Sessions
Lectures, visits to courts and tribunals and research projects
  Elective course: ICC moot court (6 EC)
  International Criminal Tribunals: Procedural aspects (6 EC)
  International Criminal Tribunals: Substantive Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law Practice (6 EC)

Elective courses (6 EC):

  • International Human Rights Law (6 EC)
  • International Organisations (6 EC)
  • History and Theory of International Law (6 EC)
  • International Humanitarian Law (6 EC)

Semester II 

February - June
  Global Justice Sessions
Lectures, visits to courts and tribunals and research projects
  Elective course: ICC moot court (6 EC)
  Transnational Criminal Law (6 EC)
  Comparative Criminal Law (6 EC)

Elective courses:

  • International Criminal Justice Practicum (6 EC)
  • Victims of War (6 EC)
  • International Refugee Law (6 EC)
  • International Law of Military Operations (6 EC)
  • International Responsibility (6 EC)
  • Internship (6 EC)

Thesis (12 EC)

Master's degree International Criminal Law

The quality of this joint LLM programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Upon successful completion of the programme, students will thus receive a legally accredited master's degree and the title Master of Laws (LLM).

Amsterdam Law Practice

Our Experiential Education method inspires and motivates students to do research and increase their knowledge. Students learn by doing, and connect with society at large by working with fellow students towards the solution of social problems. Moreover, it offers them the opportunity to establish contacts in the professional field, a valuable prelude to a successful legal career. Read more about the Amsterdam Law Practice.

Look at the study programme of track 2 in the Course Catalogue

Look at the study programme of track 1 in the Course Catalogue