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  • Locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Short-term Living Arrangements: Hotel
Study Abroad Contact: Dominique Brown
Program Description:


Cambodia at Night
The Post-Conflict Justice Immersion Course (PCJIC) is a one-week course, which takes place in a city relevant to international criminal law. The 2020 PCJIC will travel to Phnom Penh, the site of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, where Khmer Rouge officials are prosecuted for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. Students will have the opportunity to witness firsthand, the practice of international criminal law. Students will visit international criminal judicial mechanisms and attend trials. Additionally, students will interact with a variety of professionals working in the international criminal law field, spanning all relevant judicial organs: including, the office of the prosecutor, defense counsel, chambers, victim protection units, the registry and non-governmental organizations supporting the work of the various mechanisms.


Elisabeth Ward has served as executive director of the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University College of Law since 2012. As executive director, Ward-Herman is responsible for the conceptualization, design and management of IHRLI’s international projects, experiential learning opportunities and scholarly research. As executive director, Ward-Herman has managed numerous international human rights projects around the world aimed at assisting vulnerable persons in accessing the international human rights law regime while simultaneously providing College of Law students with experiential learning opportunities. Prior to serving as executive director, she held the position of director of international projects at IHRLI, managing IHRLI’s U.S. Department of State grants in Iraq. These grants included the Legal Education Reform Project, the Women’s Leadership Project, the NGO Training Project, the Supporting Democracy in Iraq Project and the Building Gender Capacity Project. Prior to joining the IHRLI staff, Ward-Herman was selected as the IHRLI Senior Research Fellow in 2009, leading a research project focused on required legislative changes aimed at combating trafficking in Vietnam.

Prior to her tenure at IHRLI, Ward-Herman worked for several human rights oriented NGOs, focused on a variety of international human rights law issues. She primarily focused on issues of accountability in post-conflict settings, issues surrounding anti-trafficking efforts and issues surrounding the protection of the rights of women and children. Ward-Herman has been published in several international law publications on a variety of international human rights law topics, including inter-country adoption, trafficking and the United Nations human rights treaty body system. She has appeared before UN agencies, has authored numerous shadow reports, has worked with many domestic governmental agencies in foreign countries and has lead human rights trainings for legal professionals in a number of countries. In addition to her practical experience, Ward-Herman has developed and taught a variety of international human rights law courses currently offered at DePaul, including Women’s Human Rights, Children’s Human Rights, the International Human Rights Law Practicum and the International Human Rights Law Colloquium. She received her JD from Michigan State University College of Law and her BA with honors from James Madison College at Michigan State University. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.


All students will be enrolled in the following course:
 
Course LAW 390: Post-Conflict Justice Immersion
Credits 2 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2020
Class meeting times TBD. This course will meet twice prior to travel in the Loop.
Liberal Studies domain
Taught by Elisabeth Ward
Course description The Post-Conflict Justice Immersion Course (PCJIC) is a one-week course, which takes place in a city relevant to international criminal law. The 2020 PCJIC will travel to Phnom Penh, the site of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, where Khmer Rouge officials are prosecuted for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. Students will have the opportunity to witness firsthand, the practice of international criminal law. Students will visit international criminal judicial mechanisms and attend trials. Additionally, students will interact with a variety of professionals working in the international criminal law field, spanning all relevant judicial organs: including, the office of the prosecutor, defense counsel, chambers, victim protection units, the registry and non-governmental organizations supporting the work of the various mechanisms.
 
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.


Students will arrange their own hotel accommodations.
 
Students will visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the Cambodia: Post-Conflict Justice Immersion Course program DO need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.  

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Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.