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.