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IILAT is offering a 2-day free summer school for recent law graduates interested in advocacy before international criminal courts and tribunals. The summer school will take place online (via Zoom) on the weekend of 28-29 August 2021 with trainers who are practising international criminal lawyers. It will include lectures, two practical exercises and two side events. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The tentative programme is below.


 Places are limited. To be eligible to participate you must hold (at least) a bachelor degree in law and have working knowledge of English. Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit and their motivation letter. Participants must be available for the full weekend.


To apply please fill out the application form by 31 July 2021 (midnight CET). All applicants will be notified whether they have been accepted into the summer school by 7 August 2021

If you have any questions, email us at info@iilat.org. 


(Central European Time)

DAY ONE: Saturday, 28 August 2021

10.00-11.00: Introduction to the Event: Meet and Greet of Trainers and Participants

11.00-11.45: Introduction to Advocacy before International Criminal Tribunals

11.45-12.00: Break

12.00-13.00: Opening Statements: Presentation, Demonstration, Q&A

13.00-13.45: Lunch Break

13.45-14.30: Individual Preparation for the Practice Session (Trainers available for Consultation)

14.30-16.30: Practice Session (Breakout Rooms; 6 participants per group)

16.30-16.45: Break

16.45-17.00: Recap of Day One

17.30-18.30: Panel Discussion (Trainers and IILAT Directors)


DAY TWO: Sunday, 29 August 2021

10.00-11.00: Examination of Witnesses: Presentation, Demonstration, Q&A

11.00-12.00: Individual Preparation for the Practice Session (Trainers available for Consultation)

12.00-13.00: Lunch Break

13.00-15.00: Practice Session (Breakout Rooms; 6 participants per group)

15.00-15.30: Break

15.30-16.00: Recap of Day Two

16.00-17.00: How to get an internship/job at international criminal courts and tribunals: tips to maximize your chances (Johann Soufi, UNRWA and IILAT)

17.00-17.15: Break

17.15-17.30: Closing Ceremony