INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

LCR3ICR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 

This subject explores the conceptualisation of some of the most heinous atrocities such as genocide,crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression as international crimes. It considers their historical development and the way the crimes have been adjudicated at various international criminal courts and tribunals. Attention is paid to the consequences of the application of the substance and procedure of international criminal law, while also analysing the role of and effect on participants, reconciliation and post-war transition.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the Bachelor or Criminology. Students enrolled in any Bachelor of Laws Course may undertake this subject with permission of the Director of LLB Programs.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the development of and contemporary issues in international criminal law and justice

Activities:
Lectures and seminars emphasising the diversity of conceptions and approaches to international criminal justice; class exercises; quizzes; final assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate a capacity to explain the nature of fundamental international crimes.

Activities:
Lectures, class exercises and tutorials on the development and framework of international criminal law; online quiz assessment and final assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and evaluate responses of the international criminal justice system to mass atrocity

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures and tutorials; class exercises; final assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate an ability to undertake research on topics of relevance to international criminal law and justice

Activities:
Research class; final assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class participation (1000 word equivalent)In class group exercises20 01, 02, 03
Online quizzes (1200 word equivalent)To be completed on LMS30 01, 02, 03
2000 word final assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04