INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

LAW5ICL

2019

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to International Criminal Law and ProcedureRecommendedRobert Cryer et al (latest edition)Cambridge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in identifying international crimes and determining a legal outcome in a fact based situation

Activities:
Lectures; Class Exercises; Take Home Exam

02. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the major principles and key cases of international criminal law

Activities:
Lectures; Class Exercises; Take Home Exam

03. Critically examine the theory and practice of the substance and procedure of international criminal law

Activities:
Lectures; Class Exercises; Take Home Exam

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Class Exercises (1,500 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
One 4,000-word Take Home Examination70 01, 02, 03