Advanced Training on The Prosecution of International Crimes:Thematic focus on sexual violence crimes

Dear Prosecutors and other Legal Professionals:

Below you will find information about an Advanced Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes with a focus on addressing conflict-related sexual violence, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 July - 3 August, 2016.  

The problem

Violations of International Criminal Law are committed on an unprecedented level, while transnational crime is also increasing in Africa and around the world. More and more, national prosecution services are being called upon as key players in the fight against impunity. However, the prosecution of international and other complex crimes differs in key respects from the day-to-day work of a national prosecution office and requires dedicated expertise and specialized practical training.



This advanced training course is a specialized program in international criminal law. In 2016, there will be a thematic focus on integrating effective approaches to addressing conflict-related sexual violence crimes as a core part of prosecution work. The teaching faculty for the course is made up of senior international criminal justice practitioners with extensive experience in navigating the challenges inherent in cases involving international crimes and other complex criminal cases, including the specific challenges that apply to conflict-related sexual violence crimes. The faculty members have significant experience in designing and running training programs to build capacity for addressing complex international crime.



The goal of this intensive five-day Course is to provide criminal law practitioners with advanced instruction covering a broad range of the investigative, evidentiary, legal and practical issues commonly featuring in international criminal law cases. In 2016, the Course will have a thematic focus on integrating effective approaches to addressing sexual violence crimes as a core part of prosecution work. Strategies for investigating and prosecuting sexual violence will be incorporated into all aspects of the Course. The Course is primarily focused on developing advanced practical skills by encouraging active participation in discussions and interactive exercises. During the Course, participants will practice oral and written advocacy skills, as well as develop and apply strategic approaches to investigating and prosecuting international crimes. There will also be lecture-based modules on key international criminal law topics.


• Strategic approaches to the investigation and pre-trial phase

• Effective approaches to conflict-related sexual violence crimes

• Legal drafting

• Oral Submissions

• Witness examination and cross-examination strategy and technique

• Evidence management strategies in complex cases

• Integrating the work of analysts and experts into case development

• Appellate practice and strategies

• Addressing challenges to prosecuting sexual violence in domestic contexts


Fee: 650 USD Per Person

Registration and inquiries can be done through Jerusha Owino on or

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