School of Law

SOLM114 Principles of International Criminal Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

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.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Criminal Justice Law

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay

Credits

15 Credits