Courses & Units

International Criminal Procedure LAW630

This unit has been discontinued.


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


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.


Unit name International Criminal Procedure
Unit code LAW630
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff


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


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


Teaching Pattern



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

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