Postdoctoral Position at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice: Call for applications

The position includes research in one or more of the relevant working fields of the Centre, as well as teaching within the programme.
Requirements are:
  • a completed doctoral degree in criminal law and/or international law
  • an LLM degree in criminal law and or/international law
  • excellent English language skills
  • high motivation to participate in the Centre’s activities.
Applications have to be in English and must contain:
  • a letter of motivation
  • a curriculum vitae
  • certificates of successful completion of PhD and LLM-studies
  • proof of excellent language skills
  • further certificates or letters of recommendation, if applicable.
Documents must be submitted as soft copies to by 31 October 2016.


DAAD-PhD scholarship: Call for applications

The Centre offers one DAAD-scholarship for doctoral studies starting in 2017. Applications can be submitted from now on. The scholarship is for two years with the possibility of extension for another year. The doctoral candidate will be based either in Cape Town or Berlin.
If you are interested in the programme, please submit the following documents:
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a short motivation letter
  • a proposal for a possible topic or topics (not longer than 3-4 pages); Note: The topic must related to the research focus of the Centre, i.e. to the fields of International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, International Anti-Corruption/Anti-Money Laundering Law.
Documents must be submitted as soft copies to by 15 October 2016.


Photos Summer School 2016

Photos of the 8th Summer School held by the Centre at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin can be found here
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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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