International Criminal Law

What are the merits of international criminal justice? And what are the main challenges that present themselves in this area of law?

This module provides you with an opportunity to consider these key questions as you benefit from an introduction to substantive international criminal law.

You will explore the central theme of international crimes, deepening your understanding of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Within your analysis, you will address the role of international courts and tribunals, mixed and hybrid courts and tribunals, as well as developments in national courts.

This is your chance to critically engage with stimulating examples of prosecution and punishment, which are central to the subject of international criminal law. Your studies will be informed by the convenor’s cutting-edge research on transitional criminal justice and retrospective justice.

A combination of independent reading and regular seminars will provide you with a sound grasp of this fascinating legal discipline.