Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject of study is an introduction to the theory and practice of the substance and procedure of international criminal law. The subject will cover major core international crimes including: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and the forms of individual criminal liability and command responsibility for these crimes. International criminal law will be taught using the case law and case studies from international courts including: the post WWII International Military Tribunals in Nuremberg and Tokyo; the ad hoc Tribunals relating to atrocities in Yugoslavia and Rwanda; the mixed tribunals dealing with crimes committed in Cambodia and East Timor and the Permanent International Criminal Court. Substantive issues such as people trafficking, cross-border organized crime and the drug trade are also addressed.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Melbourne, 2014, Week 03-04, Day


Online enrolmentNo

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 03 - 04
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
class participation10
one 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination90