Oct 24, 2016

Investigative Interview Skills Course: 24 to 27 October 2016

The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) is pleased to announce the dates for its next Investigative Interview Skills Course. The IICI is seeking applications from people who wish to participate in this course. The course will take place from 24 to 27 October 2016 at the IICI Headquarters (The Hague, The Netherlands).

Note - The deadline for applications has been extended to 11th September 2016

The Investigative Interview Skills course is designed to provide criminal investigators and related experts with the additional skills necessary for interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects when investigating serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. There will be emphasis also on interviewing vulnerable witnesses.  Theoretical work is combined with practical exercises.

The course will mainly consist of practical exercises and live interviews. The number of places on the Interview Skills course will be limited so that individual feedback can be given to each participant during the interview exercise.

The course is open to those investigators who have at least five years' experience in criminal investigation, preferably in complex criminal cases, with international experience desirable, or five years' as a human rights investigator with experience in criminal inquiries. It is also open to military officers, criminal attorneys and forensic specialists with international experience. Fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the Interview Skills course.

The fee for participation is €1,000. This amount covers tuition only. Participants must arrange and meet the costs of their own travel, accommodation and meals (lunch will be provided on course days). Interested persons should send the completed, “Interview Skills Application Form”, available on-line together with an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a two or three page sample of their writing in English, and references.


The Hotel Sebel and Hotel Court Garden (both walking distance from IICI HQ in The Hague) offer reduced rates to IICI course participants.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government has launched the 2nd edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (IP) It is available here. IICI staff and associates have contributed to the updated IP. The IP is used as framework for the 4-country training and mentoring project which is supported by the FCO and which IICI, REDRESS and JRR are implementing.


See News & Events for more information on the following:

  1. the FCO-supported, 4-country training and mentoring project focused on documentation of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence
  2. IICI's Guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys
  3. staff changes.

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