LAW5354 - International criminal justice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Asad Kiyani

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Unit guides



  • Trimester 2 2018 (On-campus)


  • Term 2 2018 (On-campus)


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Previously coded as LAW7286


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:

  • 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.
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to International Criminal Justice.
  • Conduct research in International Criminal Justice based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods.
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to International Criminal Justice.


Research paper outline (1,500 words): 20%

Research paper (4,500 words): 60%

Presentation: 10%

Class Participation: 10%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)