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International Courts and Criminal Tribunals: Theory and Practice

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Kod przedmiotu: 2751-IP-S2-1-ICCT Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0312) Politologia i wiedza o społeczeństwie
Nazwa przedmiotu: International Courts and Criminal Tribunals: Theory and Practice
Jednostka: Wydział Nauk o Polityce i Bezpieczeństwie
Grupy: International Politics and Diplomacy - II stopna - 1 rok - studia stacjonarne
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Basic knowledge of public international law and ability to speak English.

Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

(tylko po angielsku) Participation in classes – 15h

Direct preparation for classes (including consultations and feedback) – 10h

Reading literature – 25h

Preparation for a test – 25h

Total: 75h (3 ECTS).


Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

(tylko po angielsku) A student:

K1: has profound knowledge about the objective and methodological character of international politics, knows the terminology, aims and principles of international humanitarian law, including the definitions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (K_W01);

K2: has systematic knowledge about international justice system (K_W03);

K3: has profound knowledge about the rights of the individual and communities in the international arena (K_W07).


Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

(tylko po angielsku)

A student:

S1: analyses the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals and courts (K_U01);

S2: analyses and interprets legal texts of international humanitarian and international criminal law (K_U10).


Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:



Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Conventional lecture, case study

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- wykład informacyjny (konwencjonalny)

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- referatu

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The aim of the lecture on International Criminal Court and Tribunals is to acquaint the students with the functioning and jurisprudence of various types of international criminal tribunals, with special emphasis on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and their jurisprudence.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The lecture on International Criminal Courts and Tribunals consist of 15 hours. Its aim is to get the students acquainted with the theoretical and practical aspects of the work of the title tribunals and their jurisprudence, in particular of the ad hoc international criminal tribunals namely the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The students together with the teacher analyze the most important and most representative judgments of those Tribunals in the sphere of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Within the lecture the new concepts introduced in the Tribunals jurisprudence will be included, ex. overall control test from the ICTY caselaw. This jurisprudence is very important as it immensely contributed to clarification and explanation of a large number of IHL rules making this branch of law more coherent and clear.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Basic literature:

• Dinstein Y., The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict, Cambridge University Press, 2004;

• Kalshoven F., Zegveld L., Constrains on the Waging of War. An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, Geneva 2001;

• Schindler D., Toman J., The Laws of Armed Conflicts. A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions and Other Documents, Leiden/Boston 2004;

Additional literature:

• Kastrup D., From Nuremberg to Rome and Beyond: The Fight Against Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity, „The Fordham International Law Journal” no. 23 (1999-2000), p. 404-414;

• Lemkin R., Genocide as a Crime under International Law, „The American Journal of International Law” no. 41 (1947), p. 145-151;

• McCoubrey H., The Concept and Treatment of War Crimes, “Journal of Armed Conflict” no. 1 (1996), p. 121-139;

• McHenry J., Justice for Foca: The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia’s Prosecution of Rape and Enslavement as Crimes Against Humanity, „The Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law” no. 10 (2002-2003), p. 183-222;

• Mettraux G., Crimes Against Humanity in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, „The Harvard International Law Journal” no. 43 (2002), p. 237-316.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

As a rule a written final test (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2), exceptionally also oral examination. The final test consists of three questions – the first two scored 3 points, the last one 1 point. To pass the test 3 points are needed.

3 points = note: 3

4 points = note: 3,5

5 points = note: 4

6 points = note: 4,5

7 points = note 5

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2021/22" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-10-01 - 2022-02-20
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