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.
Disclaimer: This course has been updated to the best of our knowledge at the current time of publishing. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the fluctuating changes in lock down regulations all information contained within this course description are subject to change up to 1 September 2020.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid 19 virus after 1 September 2020, changes to the course description can only be made in the event of strict necessity and only in the circumstances where the interests of the students are not impinged. Should there be a need for any change during the duration of the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis and will not be to the prejudice of students. Modifications after 1 September 2020 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board.