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International Criminal Law (Honours) (LAWS10236)







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**This course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (including Erasmus students on a Law-specific Exchange). Exchange students outside of Law and independent study abroad students are not eligible to enrol in this course, with no exceptions.** Please note that 3rd year Law courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. If there is sufficient space for other visiting students to enrol at the start of the semester, visiting students must have completed at least 3 Law courses, INCLUDING a course equivalent to International Law Ordinary (LAWS08114), at grade B or above to qualify for this course; we will only consider University/College level courses. This course cannot be taken alongside International Law Ordinary Semester 1 (LAWS08114).

Course Summary

This course will provide students with an introduction to the foundations of international criminal law. That includes a discussion of the place of international criminal law in the international legal system (including questions of jurisdiction), the sources and history of international criminal law, the general structure of international crimes (actus reus, mens rea and grounds for the exclusion of criminal responsibility) and selected categories of crimes under international criminal law.

Course Description

1. Introduction; 2. History; 3. Institutions 1 (in particular: Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals); 4. Institutions 2 (in particular: hybrid tribunals, International Criminal Court); 5. Sources; 6. Structure of an International Crime and Overview of International Crimes; 7. Selected Aspects of Genocide; 8. Selected Aspects of Crimes Against Humanity; 9. Selected Aspects of War Crimes; 10. Revision Seminar.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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