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LAWS470 Special Topic 1: International Criminal Justice

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
Paper code LAWS470
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Contact

Faculty of Law

Teaching staff

Dr Susan Lamb, past senior legal officer in international war crimes tribunals

Textbooks

Course materials will be provided.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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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.

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Timetable

Summer School

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 2-4
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 2-4
Thursday 09:00-11:50 2-3