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LAWS424 International Criminal Court

An introduction to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its jurisdiction and procedures.

Established in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a new court that applies a relatively new area of law. International criminal law has been described as the convergence of two disciplines: the penal aspects of international law and the international aspects of domestic criminal law. International criminal law (ICL) has developed alongside international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict), but ICL is unique in international law in that its principles apply directly to individuals, as opposed to states.

The paper will examine the history, jurisdiction, structure and procedures of the International Criminal Court. Particular attention will be given to the four core crimes within the current or prospective jurisdiction of the Court: the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. In doing so, the origins, historical development, sources and content of substantive international criminal law will be surveyed.

Paper title International Criminal Court
Paper code LAWS424
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS484 passed in 2009-2014.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Gain an understanding of the history of International Criminal Law
  • Identify the jurisdiction, structure and procedures of the ICC.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its jurisdiction and procedures.

Established in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a new court that applies a relatively new area of law. International criminal law has been described as the convergence of two disciplines: the penal aspects of international law and the international aspects of domestic criminal law. International criminal law (ICL) has developed alongside international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict), but ICL is unique in international law in that its principles apply directly to individuals, as opposed to states.

The paper will examine the history, jurisdiction, structure and procedures of the International Criminal Court. Particular attention will be given to the four core crimes within the current or prospective jurisdiction of the Court: the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. In doing so, the origins, historical development, sources and content of substantive international criminal law will be surveyed.

Paper title International Criminal Court
Paper code LAWS424
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS484 passed in 2009-2014.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Gain an understanding of the history of International Criminal Law
  • Identify the jurisdiction, structure and procedures of the ICC.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard