School Of Law

International Criminal LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200220.4

Discipline: CRIMINAL LAW

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit analyses the current state of international criminal law and its place in the modern international legal system in light of important recent developments. It discusses why States should reform their national criminal laws to accord with international developments. It focuses on both the substantive and procedural law. It examines relevant international legal concepts, general principles of international criminal law, and how international criminal tribunals function. It considers particular international crimes, participation in such crimes, defences, and important recent cases such as Pinochet and Slobodan Milosevic.

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