Not currently offered

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures; Class Exercises; Take Home Exam.

Capstone subjectNo

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-requisitesLAW5LRE OR LAW5PCL

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRobert Cryer et al





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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in identifying international crimes and determining a legal outcome in a fact based situation
02. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the major principles and key cases of international criminal law
03. Critically examine the theory and practice of the substance and procedure of international criminal law

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