Expert Seminar 3: Fact Finding & Witnesses in International Court Rooms


Course Objective

Upon completion of the course the student:
- understands the characteristics and definitions of the topic
- is aware of definitional debates around the topic discussed;
- can write a logically structured and well substantiated written
assignment about the topic discussed

Course Content

Four times a year researchers of VU University’s Center for
International Criminal Justice or distinguished speakers from other
universities or practitioners are invited to share with our students
their knowledge and expertise on a specific topic related to
international crimes, conflict or international criminal justice (two in
period 3 and two in period 5). The purpose of these seminars is to
stimulate students to critically think and reflect upon one specific
topic for several days. Group size will be limited, thereby allowing,
and indeed, forcing, students to actively engage in the interactive
class setting. Topics will change per year. At the start of the academic
year the content of the different Expert Seminars will be shared with
students of the Master Programmes International Crimes, Conflict and
Criminology and Law and Politics of International Security.

Teaching Methods

The course will consist of a combination of interactive workshops.

Method of Assessment

The course is evaluated with two written assignments.


A selection of articles and texts that are available online (links
provided in coursebook)

Target Audience

The course is open to master students International Crimes, Conflict and
Criminology and a limited number of exchange students and students of
the master Law and Politics of International Security.

General Information

Course Code R_ExpS3
Credits 3 EC
Period P5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator mr. B. Hola
Examiner mr. B. Hola
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar