South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice

at the University of the Western Cape , Bellville

Content and Goals

An efficient criminal justice system is essential for the penal processing of systematically committed human rights violations. This applies particularly to the post-conflict situations in sub- Saharan Africa. The one-year LLM programme “Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – an International and African Perspective” offered at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice therefore includes modules in:

  • International criminal justice
  • Penal processing of systematically committed human rights violations (transitional justice)
  • Combating organised crime, money laundering, and corruption

Courses at the centre are taught by distinguished academics from both partner universities and by international experts. The LLM course is complemented by a subsequent PhD programme. Both programmes are complemented by German language and culture courses, plus a summer school held in Berlin.

The programme aims to train lawyers in the fields of international criminal law and white-collar crime, specifically, in the African context.