International Criminal Law

Provided by: UMA
Master's degree (EQF level: 7)

One of the most significant developments both in international law and international relations throughout the last two decades has been the (re-)emergence of an international legal order based on a robust interpretation of the concept of international criminal justice. By establishing both international and hybrid criminal courts addressing international core crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has demonstrated an ever more growing commitment to end impunity for the most heinous crimes affecting mankind as a whole and to hold those bearing individual criminal responsibility personally accountable. This course aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of this increasingly important realm of public international law. Thus, in a first approach, an overview both of international criminal law's theoretical foundation as well as its historical sources will be provided. Adjacently, focus will be given to the ad-hoc tri

  • spring semester 2023

    Course start date 2023-02-01
    Course end date 2023-07-31
    Language English
    Credits 8 (ECTS)
    Engagement hours 240
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5), good (1,6 - 2,5), satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5), sufficient (3,6 - 4,0), failed (5,0)