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International Criminal Litigation


This course is designed for the Specialisation in International Criminal Law. It complements the courses in International Criminal Law and Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law. It is specifically meant to develop lawyering skills and to familiarise participants with the working methods and litigation of international criminal trials. The course focusses on the practice of international criminal litigation from preliminary examination and investigation stages, through to construction of prosecution and defence cases, motion writing, court room advocacy techniques, appellate practice, and judgment drafting. It addresses both the theoretical and, in particular, the practical dimensions of the field, view a view to imparting students with a package of practitioner skills. Through a series of guest lectures with prominent, experienced practitioners, the course provides students with an opportunity to learn from those engaged in international criminal litigation on a daily basis.