As a law student, you should always broaden and broaden your knowledge of global issues and the International Criminal Court. This course helps me broaden my horizons in international law. On the other hand, the ICJ has a distinct and unique thematic orientation. International criminal justice is an emerging and dynamic field of study and the ICJ Bachelor`s programme at John Jay College can claim to be the first programme of its kind. It covers criminal justice from an international perspective. Specifically, the courses that students take in the ICJ BA programme cover the following aspects: The programme combines the study of theoretical and fundamental aspects of international criminal law with its practical application by offering workshops in international criminal law and opportunities for dialogue with practitioners of courts and tribunals as well as related international criminal law organisations. The list of experts involved can be found in our overview. Both tracks begin with a joint first semester at the University of Amsterdam, which includes an introduction to customary and civil law as well as procedural and substantive law of international tribunals. You`ll visit The Hague, the city of international justice, and work with internationally renowned practitioners, including judges and prosecutors from the International Criminal Court. We offer a range of elective courses such as international humanitarian law, human rights law and the theory and history of international law. Students enrolled in the joint program with Columbia Law School (Track 1) move to New York City at the end of Semester 1. The University of Amsterdam offers two tracks as part of its Master`s programme in International Criminal Law.
The second, another track, offered by the Amsterdam Faculty of Law, offers a comprehensive LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law. While the first semester is generally similar to this joint program, the second semester includes courses in international and transnational criminal law and internship, legal clinics and research opportunities for courts in the Netherlands. International criminal law examines how the international legal system attempts to identify and address the most serious crimes under international law. We will focus on: (a) international criminal law within the framework of international law and a political project; (b) genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression; (c) perpetrators and victims of international crimes; (d) National and international judicial executions, with particular reference to the International Criminal Court. Through both doctrinal and critical discussion, the course will seek to shed light on international criminal justice law and policy and inform its practice. This introduction gives the learner a brief overview of how the course is structured, how it is graded, and at what pace the course should ideally be completed. This module contains an introduction to international law that introduces students with limited backgrounds in international law to the fundamental foundations of the field. This lesson also includes a video lecture and readings describing the brief history of international criminal law beginning with the Nuremberg trials. Finally, this module explores the legacy of the Nuremberg Tribunal and allows students to apply the lessons learned from Nuremberg to a fictional model of facts through a series of simulations. International criminal law is a difficult but fascinating subject and is (unfortunately) likely to remain very topical for the foreseeable future. What kind of behavior is considered so totally unacceptable that it is a crime under international law? How is international criminal law evolving? And how can individuals be held accountable for international crimes? This course will help you explore the answers to these questions, answers that, as you will see, are rarely clear. It will not make you an expert in international criminal law – this would require many years of study and practice – but it aims to give you a solid foundation on which to build, including knowledge and understanding of the key institutions and processes of international law, as well as substantive law itself.
If you study the course carefully, you will be introduced to both the main primary sources of law and the main scientific commentaries on them. You will become aware of many tensions, issues, controversies and ambiguities in law and develop critical and investigative skills that will help you observe and evaluate future developments. This lesson includes a video lecture and readings that explore the unique attributes of various forms of criminal responsibility in international law, including superior responsibility, joint criminal responsibility, crime control doctrine, and incitement. This lesson also includes a simulation that allows students to apply the topics covered in the readings and lectures to a fictional model of facts. The LLM degree in International Criminal Law and Justice from UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law) is 100% available online and addresses the rapid developments in the globalization of trade, terrorism, human rights and criminal law, particularly over the past 30 years. You can apply to study a module individually as a stand-alone unit or as part of a graduate certificate, graduate degree or Master of Laws. (In both scenarios, they must be examined sequentially.) This lesson includes a video lecture and readings on how to maintain order in modern international courtrooms in the face of the issues addressed in the previous lesson. The lesson also includes a simulation that allows students to apply the topics covered in readings and lectures to a fictional model of facts. If you want to be at the forefront of the expanded scope of international criminal law, this online program is for you. This lesson includes a video lecture and readings that discuss the different defences that exist for accused convicted under international law. This lesson specifically examines the defense of mental deficiency, intoxication, obedience to orders, and immunity of the head of state. This lesson also includes a series of simulations that allow students to apply the topics covered in the readings and lectures to two real-world scenarios.
Douglas was previously a law reader at UCL and worked as a judicial partner in the Federal Court of Australia and the Australian Administrative Court of Appeals. He was a commercial litigation lawyer in Sydney. Professor Guilfoyle currently teaches at Monash University and his research and teaching interests are international maritime law and transnational criminal law. Amsterdam Law School offers two Master`s tracks in International Criminal Law: a joint programme with Columbia Law School (track 1) and a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at our Amsterdam Faculty of Law (track 2).