Post-Graduate Education

New Specialized Training on International Criminal Law and Global Threats to Peace and Security

In 2017 UNICRI has launched a new specialized training course that combines the various areas of expertise developed by the Institute over the almost 50 years of its operation.

The course is divided in thematic modules examines the evolution of crime and security threats and the international instruments and legal frameworks to prevent and counter old and new phenomena affecting countries all around the world.

Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects related to international criminal justice and a thorough understanding of the international instruments and programmes for the prevention and punishment of transnational crimes and human rights violations.

In line with UNICRI's mandate, the course also focuses on emerging trends and security issues deriving from globalization. In particular, the course addresses threats associated with technological advances and related complex issues that require a high level of specialization and a multidisciplinary approach combining different perspectives and sectors.

Capacity-building and specialized training are UNICRI's core business and cut across its programme of work on various thematic areas with the aim of creating and testing new and holistic approaches to prevent crime and promote justice, human rights protection and development.

The specialized training promotes transfer of good practices and enhances networking with leading academic institutions, national, regional and international organizations, and research centres.

With this new specialized training programme, UNICRI intends to develop expert competencies and leadership in the field of justice, crime prevention, human rights protection and development. The training will empower a new generation of professionals able to address critical issues through substantive knowledge and innovative thinking. It will contribute to strengthening the rule of law and promote change through the development of human capital.

Lecturers are renowned experts in crime prevention and justice related issues, scientists and policy makers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and other justice personnel from national, regional and international organizations at the forefront of the fight against threats to social peace, development and political stability.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science, Public Policy and other relevant disciplines. It is also suited to professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations. Candidates must have a very good working knowledge of English.


The modular structure of the programme allows participants to deepen their knowledge of the extent and implications of global threats to peace and security. Participants to one or more training sessions will be accepted pending evaluation of their eligibility.

(27- 31 March) Transnational organized crime

(3-7 April) International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Procedure

(10-14 April) International System of Human Rights

(18-21 April) Corruption, money-laundering and asset recovery

(24-28 April) International Criminal Law Defence Seminar

(2-5 May 2017) Drug control and international legislation

(8-12 May) Trafficking in persons / Smuggling of migrants

(15 –19 May) Environmental Crimes

(22-26 May) Counter-Terrorism

(29 May – 2 June) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Risk Mitigation

(5 – 9 June) Cybercrime, cybersecurity and cyberterrorism

(12 – 16 June) Emerging Technologies and Security T

The cost of individual modules is 1100 USD. Applications for specific modules will be evaluated. A limited number of fee exemptions are available. The full exemption from the tuition fee will preferably be granted to women and candidates from developing countries, based on merit.


United Nations Campus in Turin (Italy), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10

Certificate of participation

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a UNICRI certificate confirming their participation in the specialized training. Those attending one module will receive a certificate pertaining to the specific topic addressed. Please contact us if you require additional information.


Email: (please indicate the title of the course in the subject of the email) Tel: (+39) 011 6537141

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