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Thursday, April 02, 2009

TweetThis! UNODC free - Online Courses Global Norms Against Terrorism at Work

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and DiploFoundation are pleased to present two new online courses on the universal legal regime against terrorism: one for English-speaking participants, and one for French-speaking participants.


UNODC with the cooperation of DiploFoundation
Topics Covered

1. Introduction to the Universal Legal Regime against Terrorism
2. The Roots of the Universal Legal Regime against Terrorism: International Criminal Law and the Institutional Context
3. Universal Instruments against Terrorism: Establishing and Prosecuting Offences
4. Universal Instruments against Terrorism: Tools for Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance
5. Making Use of the Univeral Legal Regime against Terrorism: Legal Implications and Challenges

Practical Information
Both courses are offered free of charge as part of a capacity-building initiative on the part of UNODC.

The course for English-speaking participants will begin during the week starting 4 May 2009.
The course for French-speaking participants will begin during the week starting 18 May 2009.
Selected applicants will receive full details of the timetable before the course begins.

Who should apply
Criminal justice officers, practicing diplomats, civil servants, and others who work in the legal areas of international cooperation in criminal matters, or are involved in legislative drafting of criminal law texts. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries.

Applicants for both courses must:
- hold a university degree in Law, preferably with specialization in international/criminal law issues;
- have at least three years work experience as legal practitioner or governmental official. Involvement in international cooperation matters, especially in criminal matters, is an asset;
- for the course addressed to English-speaking participants, sufficient ability in English to undertake postgraduate level tudies; for the course addressed to French-speaking participants, sufficient ability in French to undertake postgraduate level studies;
- have unrestricted access to the Internet using Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers;
- be ready to commit a minimum of 6 hours per week to studies for the duration of the course.

How to apply
Candidates interested in the course for English-speaking participants should send their CV with a short motivation letter to: fariza.abu.bakar@unodc.org

Application deadline: 13 April 2009
Candidates interested in the course for French-speaking participants should send their CV with a short motivation letter to: nejat.ncube@unodc.org

Application deadline: 20 April 2009
More information can be found http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/terrorism/online-training-course.html

Thanks Makulilo Jr.

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