Courses & Units

International Criminal Procedure LAW630

Note:

Summer semester unit. Should enrolments not meet a target of 15 students, the unit may not be offered.

Introduction

Recently, there has been an increase in holding individuals accountable for atrocities like genocide and war crimes. This unit examines the laws governing trial processes at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. It teaches how these trials actually work. International Criminal Procedure (ICP) is central to international trials, and to establishing the guilt or innocence of an accused. However, the study of ICP is comparatively new, which offers students an opportunity to equip themselves with knowledge and skills few others have. This unit will give students the practical skills to be "international lawyers", which is increasingly important in a globalising world. Students will also critically analyse how procedural rights and human rights intersect; how procedure regulates the relationships between parties in trials that can be highly emotional, political, and scrutinised; how judges attempt to make trials both fair and expeditious; and what the various (potentially conflicting) aims of international criminal law and transitional justice are.

Summary

Unit name International Criminal Procedure
Unit code LAW630
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Teaching staff

TBA

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 090900

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW252 AND LAW256 AND LAW251 AND LAW253 AND LAW254 AND LAW255 AND LAW250 OR LAW225 AND LAW205 AND LAW224 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW226 OR LAW222 AND LAW352 AND LAW223 AND LAW351 AND LAW221 AND LAW224 AND LAW253

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBA

Assessment

Moot (40%), Class participation (10%), and 3000-word Research Paper (50%)

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Textbooks

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