Courses & Units

International Criminal Law LAW677

Hobart

Note:

Summer semester unit

Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.

Introduction

Since the establishment by the UN Security Council of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 1993, the pace of development in the International Criminal Law has been breathtaking. The new international institutions - the two adhoc international criminal tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda and the new International Criminal Court - have helped to spawn a plethora of new national and international tribunals (Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Iraq), national and international legislation, criminal proceedings and jurisprudence. Issues of International Criminal Law in Australia are regularly covered in the media - the proposed trial of David Hicks by US Military Commission, the Croatian request for extradition from Australia of the alleged war criminal 'Captain Dragon'.

Topics will include: The concept and bases of individual criminal responsibility for violations of international law, historical development of international criminal law, definitions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, jurisdiction for the prosecution of international crimes (particularly universal jurisdiction), international criminal tribunals, the new International Criminal Court and Australian legislative approaches to national implementation of international criminal law.

Summary

Unit name International Criminal Law
Unit code LAW677
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff

Prof T McCormack

Level Advanced

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Jan A On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015
5 Week Session Jan A 5/1/2015 12/1/2015 21/1/2015 6/2/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090909

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: LAW631 and EITHER: LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

The unit is taught as an intensive in the summer semester period.

Assessment

Open book 2 hour exam (70%), 2000 word assignment (30%)

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Textbooks

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