Turin, 2 February 2015. The Opening Ceremony of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice was held on Monday 2 February 2015 at the University of Turin.
The Master is jointly organized by UNICRI and the Department of Law of the University of Turin, and this year is attended by 44 participants from 24 countries and the 5 continents. The residential phase of the programme is held at the United Nations Campus in Turin.
The LL.M. offers unique insights into international criminal law, its implementation and the activities of international organizations and tribunals operating in this area. The aim of the programme is to provide an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of international instruments and tools for the prevention and punishment of international and transnational crimes including war crimes, crimes against humanity and terrorism.
The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino; the Director of the Master, Edoardo Greppi; the Director of UNICRI, Jonathan Lucas; the Director of the Law Department of the University of Turin, Laura Maria Scomparin; the Coordinator of the teaching programme of the Master, Roberto Rivello; and the Director of the Italian Army Post Conflict Operations Study Centre, Maurizio Sulig. During the opening Judge Fausto Pocar, Appeals Judge and Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and current President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, delivered the Lectio Magistralis on "The Present and Future of International Criminal Justice".
The Ceremony was also attended by, amongst others, the Chief Prosecutor of Turin, Armando Spataro; the Chief President of the Court of Appeal of Turin, Giancarlo Girolami; the Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Alberto Perduca; the President of the Turin Bar Association, Mario Napoli.