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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. The objective of the course is to advance a multidisciplinary approach to International Criminal Justice through exploration of legal, historical, political and sociological methodologies by a balanced mixture of students of different disciplines. The faculty of lecturers includes academics with backgrounds in law, history, political science and sociology, together with politicians, practising international lawyers and human rights activists. Students from outside the region will enrich their academic curricula by the interdisciplinary approach and by interaction with colleagues from the region where the mass atrocities had occurred.