CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING
The capacity building and training program aims at training Syrian lawyers in international law and transitional justice mechanisms, war reparations and documentation methods and initiatives. Our training activities include lectures by academics and practitioners, visits to international courts and tribunals, and participation in specialized courses organized by institutions in and outside the Netherlands.
We work with international practitioners and specialists from the academic and NGO communities. Lecturers include staff of the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the War Reparations Centre (UvA), the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD/UvA), the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (UvA), the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International Law (UvA), the Law Faculty of the VU-University (Amsterdam), the Law Faculty of Leiden University, the American University of Paris, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Lebanon, Amnesty International, Medécins sans Frontières, and the Syria Justice and Accountability Center.
SPECIALIZED COURSES IN AND OUTSIDE THE NETHERLANDS
We cooperate with institutions that offer summer university courses on international law, transitional justice, war reparations, human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law, including the International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Germany), the Grotius Center of Leiden University (The Hague, Netherlands), the Salzburg Law School (Austria) and the Geoffrey Nice Foundation (Netherlands/Croatia).
Our goal is to raise awareness about transitional justice mechanisms and war reparations.
Our goal is to promote respect for human rights
We stimulate the sharing of war stories in a safe environment.