Sixth Master Class 2019

Transitional Justice Working Group (Seoul, South Korea)

and Justice for Iran (London, UK)

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Fifth Master Class 2018

“Political Expediency behind International Criminal Courts”

The 5th GNF Master Class was held from 02 to 13 July 2018 at the Inter-University Centre for Post-Graduate Studies (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
See the Report below for further information.


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Fourth Master Class 2017

 “Law and Politics of Terrorism:  In Search of Adequate Political, Military and Legal Responses to the Threat of Terrorism in the Post-Cold War Era"

This annual Master Class, the fourth since 2014, was held between 03 July and 14 July 2017 at the Inter-University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is a joint venture by the Geoffrey Nice Foundation, the University of Amsterdam and the Serbian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.

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Third Master Class

"Beyond the Reach of Law: Emerging World Order and the Search for Adequate Responses to Political Violence“

This Master Class addressed the new challenges humanity has been facing after the end of the Cold War 25 years ago. It explored military, political, diplomatic, humanitarian and legal responses to political violence and mass atrocities in armed conflicts and in state oppression based on four case studies – Iran, North Korea, Gaza and the Balkans.

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Second Master Class

 “Law and Politics of Genocide: 20 Years After Srebrenica"

The work done by international and national criminal tribunals dealing with mass atrocities has highlighted the need to research the impact of legal proceedings concerned with war crimes on historical and other interpretations of the causes and consequences of armed conflicts and of the atrocities committed in armed conflicts.

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First Master Class

 "On Law, History, Politics and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities”

International and national criminal tribunals dealing with mass atrocities have highlighted the need to research the impact of legal procedures on historical interpretations of armed conflicts, war violence, its causes, and consequences. In the unfolding scholarly debate about the impact of international criminal courts, there is growing understanding that criminal proceedings dealing with mass atrocities and political violence always have a number of ‘extra-legal’ impacts, which yet have to be articulated fully.

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