Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention - An International and African Perspective
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The LLM and doctoral program “Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective” is run by the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. The center is founded on long-standing cooperation between the Law Faculties at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of the Western Cape. It has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2008 in the framework of the "African Excellence Initiative" of the German Federal Foreign Office.


The LLM and doctoral program aims at educating African and German students for leading positions at both national and international level. The guiding theme of the program is ensuring good governance through a functioning criminal justice system.

The LLM course covers the modules “Transitional Justice”, “International Criminal Law”, “Law Relating to Organized Crime and Money Laundering”, and “International Anti-Corruption Law".

Following the LLM course, each year up to three African graduates are offered a doctoral scholarship to study at the University of the Western Cape and at HU.

Doctoral candidates attend classes in Cape Town and Berlin in which they present and discuss their research work. Up to three scholarships can be provided, especially to African graduates of the LLM program. The total number of doctoral students is limited to 12.

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Contact Information

Prof. Dr Gerhard Werle
Dr Moritz Vormbaum
HU Berlin
Department of Law
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
+49 (0)30 209 335 48
up to 4 per year
up to 3 per year
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin