An introduction to the concepts and institutions of international criminal justice, and responses to war and atrocity crimes.
|Paper title||Special Topic 1: International Criminal Justice|
|Teaching period||Summer School|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- 96 LAWS points
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Teaching staff
Dr Susan Lamb, past senior legal officer in international war crimes tribunals
Course materials will be provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
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- Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course, students will be able to:
Understand the legal ingredients of the core international crimes, as well as important modes of participation and key defences;
Be able to follow and critically assess future decisions and judgments of the ICC and other international criminal tribunals;
Understand the contemporary historical development of international criminal law and its relation to discourses of criminal law, international law and human rights;
Comprehend the basic workings and background to the establishment of the UN’s ad hoc criminal tribunals and the permanent International Criminal Court;
Understand the role of international criminal law in national, regional and local responses to atrocity crimes, including the relationship between national and international jurisdictions when prosecuting grave international crimes;
Be aware of the constraints and political sensitivities surrounding the work of international criminal tribunals.