Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an exit strategy

The new dossier "Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an exit strategy" with contributions by our alumna Prof. Juliet Amenge Okoth and Prof. Gerhard Werle and Dr. Moritz Vormbaum is now available on the ISPI website. To read it, please follow the link


Call for Applications

Applications for the LLM course starting in February 2018 have to be submitted by 31 May 2017 (Deadline). For further details see Application & Scholarships.


Book launch in Cape Town

On 28 February 2017, the Centre organised a book launch at the University of the Western Cape for “The African Criminal Court – A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol” (2017), a volume edited by Prof Gerhard Werle and Dr Moritz Vormbaum. The book is vol. 10 of the International Criminal Justice Series by TMC Asser Press/Springer. The keynote lecture was given by Prof Dire Tladi, a professor of International Law at the University of Pretoria and member of the International Law Commission, on the topic “The Prosecution of Crimes under International Law in Africa - Current Developments”. For more information on the book, click here.
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ICC Judge Monageng at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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The LLM and PhD programme "Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective" is housed in the "South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice" established at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2008 in Bellville/Cape Town.

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Each year, a summer school is held in Berlin for three weeks during the South African winter break in June and July. It is hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and offers an interdisciplinary forum for students in the programme, students of Humboldt-Universität and legal experts.

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Out of all applications, up to 15 students are eligible for a scholarship that will cover tuition fees as well as travel and living costs. A seperate application for the scholarship is not necessary. 

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