Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia, Serbia
Nevenka Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Geoffrey Nice, Inner Temple Society, London, United Kingdom
In the unfolding scholarly debate about the value of international criminal courts, there is growing understanding that criminal proceedings dealing with mass atrocities and political violence always have a number of ‘extra-legal’ impacts, especially on the recording of the history of conflicts.
More generally, understanding how mass atrocities come to be committed as crimes in armed conflicts requires consideration within many disciplines. No one discipline – law, political science, history, social science – can provide a comprehensive and satisfactory account and the citizens, whom all disciplines should serve, look for answers because they genuinely seek an end to war, something seemingly denied them by politicians. Exploring these issues with faculty and ‘students’ from many countries and many disciplines proves advantageous for all and by approaching the fundamental issue or war or peace may serve the common good.
There are 10 scholarships made available by ACCESS EUROPE, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence under the Erasmus+ programme. These scholarships will be awarded to students from Dutch universities and from universities in South East Europe (BosniaHercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia). The maximum amount will be EUR 500 per student
The tuition fee, including IUC fees, reading material and full cover of lodging fee is set at EUR 500. If you are to be selected as participant, you will be kindly asked to transfer this mount to the GNF's account two weeks prior to the start of the Master Class on 04 July 2016. For students who will be awarded a scholarship, the tuition fee will be covered by automatic transfer of funds upon arrival to Dubrovnik.
The outstanding estimated MINIMUM costs - the travel and the meals - for two weeks in Dubrovnik are EUR 400 per student. These expenses are not included in the scholarship.
The accommodation for all participants is at the cloister (Samostan službenica milosrđa) at the Branitelja Dubrovnika Street 19, 2000 Dubrovnik. The rooms for students accommodate two, three or four participants.
The end of the Cold War may have left the world more secure and yet more unstable. Old states disintegrated and new states have been emerging. The first 25 years after the end of the Cold War brought a series of conflicts. New state systems are emerging causing regional and global instability. This course will address the new challenges the humanity has been facing and what are the adequate responses to the political violence, mass atrocities and the mass migrations? Based on a number of case studies – Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Syria, Libya and the Balkans, the course will concentrate on the military, political, diplomatic, humanitarian and legal responses to the selected conflict areas.
Contacts: Tel. 0031703223607 Mob.0031641338425