Funding Available – Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class 2024: 'Genocide - Citizen, state, victims, accountability'

The Inn is once again sponsoring the Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class on Law, History, Politics and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities. This year’s course topic is “Genocide - Citizen, state, victims, accountability”, which will seek to assess genocide through the following case studies:: WWII; Pakistan-Bangladesh 1971; Rwanda; Western Balkans 1993-1999; Ukraine-Russia; Israel-Gaza. Information about previous courses can be found online on the Geoffrey Nice Foundation website.

This intensive 6 day course will be held at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia, from Monday 1 July – Saturday 6 July (inclusive). Those successful in their application for funding will be expected to arrive in Dubrovnik on Sunday 30 June and return on Sunday 7 July and must attend the entire course.

Funding and Eligibility

Funding is available for up to six Inner Temple members to attend the Master Class – including course fees, course lunches, shared accommodation and flights (up to the value of the cost of flights from the UK to Dubrovnik). All booking arrangements will be made by the Inn and course/accommodation fees will be paid directly to the Geoffrey Nice Foundation. Funding will not include expenses for breakfast and evening meals (self-catering facilities will be available in the accommodation), airport transfers nor any personal spending. Those awarded a place on the course will be expected to travel out to Dubrovnik on Sunday 30 June and to return on the Sunday 7 July on the best available flights, as selected by The Inner Temple.

You are eligible to apply if you are currently undertaking or have passed the Bar Course from 2020 onwards, whether or not you have been Called to the Bar, attained or started pupillage or are in tenancy. Those who have applied to attend a past course but were not selected are eligible to re-apply. Those who have attended a past course are sadly not eligible to apply.

Please note, this event is not a Qualifying Session.

British, EU and/or Schengen Area passport holders do not need a visa to visit Croatia for visits of up to 90 days. Passports should be in good condition and valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of exit from Croatia. Details of entry requirements for British passport holders are available on the gov.uk website here. Details for EU/Schengen Area passport holders are available on the European Commission website here.

Other international passport holders should visit the Croatian Embassy website here for more information about entry requirements. The Inn is not equipped to provide guidance on visa requirements but may be able to provide supporting documentation if required. Please note, if you require a visa and your application is successful, it will be your responsibility to identify and arrange a visa in good time and at your expense.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application by the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 12 April.

Applicants will be asked to provide personal and professional information; a short statement of interest; details of any volunteering for the Inn and/or profession; a CV; and to answer opinion-based application questions which relate to the course content (but do not anticipate an in-depth knowledge of the topics).

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications will be assessed by a panel including Master Geoffrey Nice. Funded places on the Master Class will be awarded on merit and the perceived benefit to the member in attending the course. Members will be notified whether or not their application has been successful as soon as possible.

Wanda Szwed

Interim Head of the Sub-Treasurer's Office

Wanda Szwed

Interim Head of the Sub-Treasurer's Office

Wanda Szwed

Interim Head of the Sub-Treasurer's Office