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International Crimes (6 ECTS)


Lecturer: Prof. Dr C.I. Fournet (coordinator)

When: Block 4

Brief course description: Detailed study of the four types of crimes encompassed by contemporary international criminal law: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. Based on an in-depth analysis of the relevant legal instruments and case-law at the domestic, regional and international levels, this course explores the following mass violence crimes: crimes against humanity, torture, persecutions, enforced disappearances, genocide, crimes of sexual violence, war crimes and the crime of aggression. It adopts a law-based critical approach to fully grasp the concept of international criminality in terms of prohibited acts, protected victims and identity of perpetrators. This will ultimately allow for the identification of the challenges faced by (international) criminal law in preventing, investigating and punishing international crimes and the assessment of the effectiveness of legal and enforcement measures at the international, regional and national levels.

Teaching method: The module is divided into 7 lectures of two hours each, requiring active participation of the whole group under guidance of the lecturer.

Assessment: Oral (individual or group) presentation and essay.

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:20 December 2017 11.18 a.m.