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LS5597: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course explores the history, ambit and nature of ICL and the notion of individual criminal responsibility, issues of immunities, superior orders and subordinate responsibility.  War crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression are also critically examined. National and international prosecution of international crimes with emphasis on the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court (ICC) and questions of international cooperation to suppress international crimes are carefully studied in light of relevant cases such as decisions of the Nuremburg and Tokyo tribunals, the ICC, ICTY and the ICTR (tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda respectively).  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Zeray Yihdego

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The development and ambit of international criminal law Crimes against International Law - Individual responsibility, immunities and defences Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Alternatives to Extradition and Mutual Assistance Genocide and Crimes against Humanity Crime of Aggression War Crimes Prosecution of International Crimes.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week25
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 29, 32 - 34

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