INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

LCR3ICR

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores theconceptualisation of some of the most heinous atrocities such as genocide,crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression as international crimes. Itconsiders their historical development and the way the crimes have beenadjudicated at various international criminal courts and tribunals.Attention is paid to the consequences of the application of the substance andprocedure of international criminal law, while also analyisng the role andeffect 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 LCR1CLC (Criminal Law for Criminal Justice Professionals)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Admitted to the Bachelor of Criminology UG degree or have permission from Director of Programs or delegate.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOnline MaterialPrescribedVariousVarious

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 tutorials 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 explaining 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:
Library 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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