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The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) proposes to hold a Standard Professional Interview (SPI) course from 10-12 June 2013 (3 days), followed by an Advanced Investigative Interviewing (AII) course from 13-14 June 2013 (2 days). The IICI is seeking applications from people proposing to attend either one or both of these courses. The course will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The deadline for applications is 7 April 2013.
The Standard Professional Interview (SPI) course is designed to provide experienced criminal investigators and related experts with the additional skills necessary for interviewing witnesses and suspects when investigating serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Theoretical work is combined with practical exercises.
The Advanced Investigative Interviewing (AII) course aims to further develop the participant's ability to interview witnesses or suspects who may be disadvantaged through age, developmental or post-traumatic stress disorder, including, for example, children, rape victims or those with learning disabilities. This course will mainly consist of practical exercises and live interviews. The number of places on the AII will be limited so that individual feedback can be given to each participant after the interview exercise.
These courses are 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. They are also open to military officers, criminal attorneys and forensic specialists with international experience. Fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the SPI and AII courses.
The fee for participation is € 500 for the SPI course, and € 500 for the AII course. These amounts cover 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 SPI/AII Application Form, together with an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a two or three page sample of their writing in English, and references by email to .