Post-Graduate Education

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

L.L.M Overview

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of comparative criminal law, humanitarian law, human rights law, transnational crimes and transitional justice.

Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire:

  • in-depth knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects related to the investigation and adjudication of international crimes and human rights violations;
  • overall comprehension of the functioning of international criminal tribunals, special and hybrid courts and their legacy to national courts;
  • familiarity with the principle of rule of law and thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary processes and mechanisms related to transitional justice and justice reform in post-conflict situations and countries in transitions;
  • unique insights into the policies and tools of the United Nations, other international organizations as well as national bodies for the prevention, investigation, control and punishment of transnational crimes such as corruption, counterfeiting, environmental crime, smuggling of migrants, terrorism and trafficking in persons.

The academic curriculum  of the Master programme is divided into two phases: a residential phase and a research paper/project elaboration phase. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will be awarded with a LL.M diploma.

The residential phase of the programme is held in an unparalleled setting at the 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 ITC-ILO and UNSSC. It holds annually more than 450 programmes and projects involving approximately 11,000 people from over 180 countries and also offers leisure time, dining, and sports facilities to its guests.

UNICRI is one of the five training and research institutes of the UN System. It was established in 1965 and is mandated to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and promoting criminal justice. Over the years the Institute has developed a sound expertise in research and training, which is reflected in the organization of several capacity building activities and specialized post graduate courses.


Application Form for LL.M. 2016/2017: click here to download

General Deadlines 2016 - 2017 

Electronic copy of the application by 6 Nov 2016
Results of the selection process by 17 Nov 2016
Payment of fees by 26 Nov 2016
For candidates with non-Italian University Degrees: Copy of receipt of request of DOV* from the competent Italian Diplomatic Authority by 16 Dec 2016
Presentation of original DOV and attachments First week of residential phase

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

Academic Schedule 2016 - 2017

Residential phase Feb - June 2017
Research paper/Project elaboration phase July - September 2017
The above academic schedule may be subject to minor changes.

LL.M. 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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