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MISC 180 - International Investigator

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 180 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 180 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 180 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 180 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 180 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

In this course, participants will have an enhanced knowledge of international law and be able to identify the required elements of international crimes and violations. They will be able to plan an investigation strategy to collect evidence to prove those required elements. They will have the basic skills to document a crime scene and to interview witnesses and victims in order to collect evidence a standard admissible for criminal prosecution, human rights reporting or other documentation purposes. They will know how to do so in a manner which protects themselves, their witnesses and their evidence.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the role of an international investigator and the risks involved in it
  • Learning how to lead the process of an international investigation smoothly and safely 
  • Investigate after years of crime occurrence 
  • Documenting the investigations to present them internationally 

Who Should Attend?

  • International investigators 
  • Human rights monitors and analysts
  • National prosecutors
  • Digital forensic specialists
  • Internal investigators

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • International legal framework
  • International and internal armed conflicts
  • War crimes
  • Crimes against humanity and genocide
  • Elements of crimes and modes of liability for international crimes
  • Delivery of UTOPIA exercise papers

Day 2

  • Mission planning and policing model (CONOPS, OPLAN, MIP-SSR, Intelligence Led Policing, MMA)
  • Communication and negotiation in crisis management
  • Leadership and management in the mission area 
  • Military organizations, operations and weapons and Civ/Mil coordination
  • Code of Conduct and Duty of Care
  • Management of Gender Issues , Prevention and Address of Racism and Intolerance
  • Stress and trauma management
  • Security in the field

Day 3

  • Investigation 
  • Humanitarian and human rights law
  • Witness identification and management
  • Interview skills 
  • Financial investigations: strategies, benefits and challenges
  • Psycho-social aspects of investigations 
  • Sexual violence in armed conflict

Day 4

  • Initial response to the scene 
  • Crime scene investigation 
  • Identifying a crime scene
  • Crime Scene Risk Assessment 
  • Evidence Handling 
  • Crime Scene Documentation Methods 
  • Forensic Photography 
  • Chain of Custody 
  • Evidence Handling 
  • Package &Recovery and Transportation 
  • Sealing and labeling evidence
  • Biological Evidence and DNA 
  • Forensic Serology  
  • Trace Evidence
  • Use of Physical Evidence in Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Scene Management Command&Control

Day 5

  • Forensic death investigations 
  • Injury identification
  • Exhumation of human remains from mass graves
  • Documenting scenes of war crimes and human rights violations
  • Recovery of Human Remains  
  • Forensic Anthropology, Pathology, Odontology, Entomology, Toxicology, Palynology, Psychology 
  • Shooting Scene Reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis
  • Evaluation of Utopia Exercise