18 August 2017
International Criminal Law
The course seeks to enable students to develop awareness of the basic concepts of substantive international criminal law. During the course, we will explore the development of international criminal law, the international crimes such as ‘genocide’, ‘crime against humanity’, ‘war crimes’, and institutions of international criminal justice in historical and contemporary context. A particular emphasis will be placed on the Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force in 2002. Against the background of the preparatory work of the Statute of the International Criminal Court and its current proceedings we will identify and evaluate states' approaches to the Court and possible political and legal implications. To familiarize students with the nature, sources and evidences of international criminal law; individual and group responsibilities and defenses; past forms of and possibilities for domestic incorporation of international criminal law; state duties under international law; enforcement competencies under international law; domestic and international fora for enforcement and related matters; core crimes under international law (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, crimes against peace); to consider relevant professional and ethical issues; and to integrate issues covered with analytical and practical skills necessary for practice of international criminal law in domestic and international fora.
Dr Ketevan Khutsishvili
EUR 600: General tuition fee
EUR 400: Early-bird fees apply to the first five foreing students, with a maximun of two per country