Ceremony marks fourth successful completion of InterUniversity Course on International Criminal Law and Procedure

JANUARY 15, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) A ceremony for eighty (80) students who completed the fourth Inter-University Program on International Criminal Law and Procedure was held on Thursday 15 January 2015 in the auditorium of the Jdeideh Municipality, Lebanon, at 12:00 PM, Beirut time.

The Program was launched in November 2011 by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in cooperation with the T.M.C Asser Institute in the Netherlands. This ceremony also concludes four successful years in a row. It brought together eight of the leading universities in Lebanon: the Lebanese University, Beirut Arab University, Université Saint Joseph, Université La Sagesse, Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik, Notre Dame University, American University of Science and Technology and American University of Beirut.

The course is the first of its kind in Lebanon and internationally, using modern technology to deliver lectures from The Hague to students in Lebanon and thus providing them with the opportunity to learn from the most eminent international experts in the field.

The top 25 students have also been awarded with a four-day study trip to The Hague, where they will visit the international judicial institutions based there in February. The last session included lawyers.

During four years close to 500 students received certificates of either attendance or completion. More than 100 students were granted a study visit to The Hague.