Post-Graduate Education

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice

The selection of candidates for the LL.M. 2013-14 program is over. 46 participants have been selected out of 210 applicants. Information on the LL.M. 2014-15 will be available starting from February/March 2014. The new edition will start in November 2014.

LL.M. Overview

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice is jointly organized by the Department of Law at the University of Turin (UNITO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The LL.M., which is taught in English, is designed for those who seek a deeper understanding of international criminal law and crime prevention instruments, as well as an increased knowledge of the role and function of international organizations and tribunals operating in this area.

Fausto Pocar
Member of the LL.M. Scientific Committee
Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law

The LL.M. offers students a combination of academic training and practical experience in an unparalleled setting at the United Nations Campus in Turin. It aims 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 such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, organized crime and terrorism.

Starting from the roles played by international organizations, the LL.M. presents the main international conventions and laws about interstate judicial assistance and cooperation, within the context of international criminal law-crimes, penalties, and jurisdictions.

The LL.M. examines legal aspects related to the specific features of international jurisdictions. It also undertakes an extensive up-to-date analysis of the activities of international criminal tribunals and special courts.

 In particular, the LL.M. is designed for:

  • University Graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, or equivalent disciplines
  • Young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations or NGOs seeking to specialize in international criminal justice

The course offers a unique insight into the activities and policies of the United Nations as well as other international organizations and international tribunals, providing students with the expertise required for operating in the area of international crime and justice. The lecturers are experts from nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from the UN System and special courts.

The on-campus module of the LL.M. is held on the beautiful United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy.

The Campus is located on 10 hectares of riverside parkland and hosts other national and international organizations such as the ITCILO, UNSSC, UNESCO and SIOI. It also offers leisure time, dining, and sports facilities to its guests. The UN Campus runs more than 450 programmes and projects for approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries annually.

Application Form for LL.M. 2013/2014: download here

Brochure LL.M. 2013/2014: download here

UNICRI LL.M. Calendar and Deadlines 2013 - 2014



Electronic copy of the application

22 August 2013

Paper copy of the application

30 August 2013

Notification of selected applicants

18 - 20 September 2013

Payment of fees

1 October 2013

For candidates with non-Italian Degrees:

Copy of Declaration of Value of the entry degree (via E-mail)
Copy of receipt of request of DOV from the competent Italian Diplomatic Authority (via E-mail)

(*) For all procedures related to the DOV please read carefully the section on entry requirements

1 October 2013

Presentation of original DOV and attachments

27 January 2014


2013 - 2014 Academic Schedule

Enrolment date 28 October 2013
Starting date 4 November 2013
E-learning module 4 November 2013 to 17 January 2014
On-campus module 27 January to 31 July 2014
Research paper elaboration June 2014
Defence of Master's research paper July 2014
The above academic schedule may be subject to minor changes for administrative reasons.

LL.M. Administrative Office Contacts

Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 156 -- (+39) 011 6537 157 -- (+39) 011 6537 111

Postal address
LL.M. in International Crime and Justice
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 - Torino ITALY

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