An introduction to the concepts and institutions of international criminal justice, and responses to war and atrocity crimes.
|Paper title||Special Topic 1|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$710.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 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
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- 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