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.


Welcome LLM class of 2017

The South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice welcomes the students of the LLM class 2017!
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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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