Post-Graduate Education

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

The call for applications for the 2015-16 edition of the LL.M. is now open
Application Deadline: 23 August 2015

LL.M. Overview

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Crime and Justice is jointly organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Department of Law at the University of Turin (UNITO). The programme, 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
Appeals Judge and Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law

Through a combination of academic training and practical exercises, the LL.M. provides students with an in-depth knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects of international instruments for the prevention and punishment of international and transnational crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, organized crime and terrorism. The lecturers of the programme (i.e. internationally recognized experts, practitioners and members of the academia) will also guide students in up-to-date critical analysis of specific legal aspects of international jurisdictions.

Furthermore, the programme offers unique insights into the activities and policies of the United Nations, international criminal tribunals, special courts and other international organizations, providing students with the expertise required for operating in the area of international crime and justice.

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

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

The residential phase of the LL.M. 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.

Application Form for LL.M. 2015/2016: download here

Calendar and Deadlines 2015 - 2016



Electronic copy of the application

23 August 2015

Confirmation of acceptance

21 - 25 Sept 2015

Payment of fees

6 Oct 2015

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

6 Oct 2015

Presentation of original DOV and attachments

25 Jan 2016


Academic Schedule 2015 - 2016

Enrolment date 26 October 2015
Starting date 3 Nov 2015
E-learning phase 3 Nov 2015 to 15 Jan 2016
Residential phase 25 Jan to 31 July 2016
Research paper elaboration June 2016
Defence of Master's research paper July 2016
The above academic schedule may be subject to minor changes due to 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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