LAW4678 - International criminal justice - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Not offered in 2017


This unit will explore how the international community has responded to the most heinous international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression in the context of our modern history. The successes and failures in enforcement of international crimes by States and in international tribunals and the International Criminal Court, will be considered, as will the future of international criminal justice.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to International Criminal Justice with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning.
  2. Investigate, analyse and synthesise information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to International Criminal Justice.
  3. Conduct research in International Criminal Justice based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods.
  4. Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate ideas and concepts relevant to International Criminal Justice.


Attendance requirement: students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes in this unit (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to severe illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration with supporting documentation.

  1. Research paper outline (1,000 words): 20%
  2. Research Paper (3,000 words): 60%
  3. Presentation: 10%
  4. Class Participation: 10%

Workload requirements

Students will be required to attend 36 hours of seminars, and undertake approximately an additional 108 hours of private study, including reading, class preparation and revision time over the duration of the unit.

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