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Participate to the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School!

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The Canadian Partnership for International Justice organizes the International Justice and Victims’ Rights summer school, which will be held in Montreal from June 4 to June 9 2018. This event will bring together internationally renowed experts and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims’ rights and international justice. The development of enforceable rights for victims, notably by the ICC, has created a new reality in which those who work with victims are increasingly obliged to understand the victims’s rights and needs. However, currently, a lot of law students and professionals lack training concerning victimology and victims’ rights. Suck a knowledge is essential to ensure evolving victims’ rights stay connected with victims’ needs and do not develop into empty legal concepts that are detached from victims’ needs.

This course serves to train and engage students and professionals in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines in key issues regarding the rights of victims of crime and abuse of power. Topics include reparation of victims of crimes against humanity, addressing the needs of victims of sexual violence in the courts, how courts handle victims who at the same time are perpetrators, as well as the place of victims in transitional justice.

This week long course consists of daily lectures by experts. Each day there are two lectures: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lectures last one hour and thirty minutes and are followed by a break and a discussion period. In addition, a visit to the Raoul Wallenberg Center and a meeting with a representative from the Canadian Center for International Justice are scheduled. Please note that the school is bilingual (French-English). Students are expected to be fluent in French or English and to have at least a passive understanding of the other language.

The week program is available here.

Assembly of States Parties

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Between 2016 and 2021, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice will set up and fund the attendance of a delegation of Canadian students, headed by academics and practitioners from academic institutions and NGOs, to the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court (“ASP”) which takes place in The Hague or in New York at the end of each year.

The recruited students may have:

  • to report on the ASP, its side-events and on Canada’s participation as a State Partie while focussing on various themes ( sexual and gender-based crimes, complementarity, cooperation, elections, budget, etc.);
  • to live tweet;
  • to organize lectures at their institution;
  • to write short papers and blog posts;
  • to support the Partnership’s partners implementing their ASP programs;
  • to connect with professionals working in international criminal law;
  • to visit relevant international institutions.

Through this activity, the Partnership trains a cohort of students who are educated, engaged and networked in international and transnational law, while training and educating diverse Canadian audiences about the challenges, pitfalls and potential of the system of international justice, and about the priorities to improve the system. It also enhances Canada’s role as a global leader in the fight against impunity.

 

Attending the 17th ASP, 5-12 December 2018, The Hague

This year, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice will fund the attendance of a delegation of students to the ASP which will take place December 5th to 12th 2018 in The Hague (Netherlands).

Applications are accepted until the October 14th, 2018.

Conditions

  • Availability between now and December 5th to prepare your mission at the ASP;
  • Availability to attend the ASP;
  • Availability to report on the ASP before, during and after the ASP;
  • Being able to get a visa for and to fly to the Netherlands before December 5th.

The ASP is a very demanding activity. Members of the delegation are requested to work long hours throughout the day. It is strongly recommended that students avoid other kinds of deadlines during or after the ASP.

Evaluation criteria

  • Cycle of studies: priority is given to master or higher degree;
  • Link between the applicant and a team member/clinic involved in the Canadian Partnership for International Justice;
  • Link between the ASP/ICC and the field of study, the professional goals and the other academic/scientific activities of the applicant;
  • Time availability to prepare the mission, to attend the ASP and to report on it thereafter;
  • Fluency and good writing command in English or French (bilingualism an asset);
  • Priority is given to applicants who have never received funding from the Canadian Partnership for International Justice.

How to apply

Your application must include your resume and relevant transcripts as well as a motivation letter explaining how your application meets the evaluation criteria.

You are strongly invited to write few paragraphs of your motivation letter in French if your application is in English and vice-versa.

Upload your application and fill in the application form below before October 14th to apply.

 

For further information, write to:

Érick Sullivan

Coordinator of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice
internationaljustice.sshrc@gmail.com