University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

International Criminal Law (LL.M.)

Syllabus

Part I 'Horizontal' international criminal law

    1. National jurisdiction to prescribe criminal laws
    2. National jurisdiction to enforce criminal laws 

Part II ‘Vertical’ international criminal law

  1. The substantive international law
    1. The concept of an international crime
    2. Crimes under general international law (i): general
    3. Crimes under general international law (ii): imposing responsibility
    4. Crimes under general international law (iii): excluding responsibility
    5. Treaty crimes (i): general
    6. Treaty crimes (ii): focus on treaty-based responses to terrorism
  2. Enforcement
    1. International crimes in municipal law and courts (i): imposing and excluding responsibility
    2. International crimes in municipal law and courts (ii): immunity and inviolability
    3. International crimes in municipal law and courts (iii): amnesties and statutes of limitation
    4. International criminal tribunals (i): the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
    5. International criminal tribunals (ii): the Special Court for Sierra Leone
    6. International criminal tribunals (iii): the International Criminal Court
    7. International criminal procedure: focus on the rights of the accused
    8. The role of the UN Security Council