This module explores the evolution of International Criminal Law in a historical perspective. It examines the sources of international criminal law in both treaty and custom, as well as the main principles of interpretation. It seeks to provide students with an understanding of the concept of international crime, and the distinction maintained in international law between regimes of individual and state responsibility. It is especially concerned with the substantive crimes within the jurisdiction of international tribunals such as genocide, war crimes, aggression, torture, and crimes against humanity.
3,000-4,000 word essay