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International Criminal Law 406 ( points)


Leader: Associate Professor Bernadette McSherry

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Students will be introduced to individual criminal responsibility in international law. The distinction between international and transnational crimes will be explored. The history and development of international criminal law, its codification and implementation by applicable municipal and international institutions examined. Specific international crimes will be considered and illustrated by examples and case law, including war crimes, genocide, terrorism, money laundering, drug trafficking and piracy. Jurisdiction and extradition problems will also be analysed. Finally the Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court and future directions of international criminal law will be studied.

Assessment: 1. An optional research assignment of 3000 words worth 40% of the total mark and an end of semester examination of 2 hours duration (Part A - multi - issue problems) worth 60% of the total mark or 2. An end of semester examination of 3 hours duration worth 100% of the total mark. The examination will consist of two parts - Part A - multi issue problems (60%) Part B - essay question to be chosen from a list of predesignated topics (40%).

Prerequisites: Criminal Law and Procedure 3300, Co-requisites: Nil

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