This course builds on the course International Criminal Law. It takes a closer look at the first law and practice of the International Criminal Court and problems of international criminal procedure. It reviews issues such as jurisdiction, admissibility, prosecutorial powers, fair trial rights, role of victims and aspects of criminal procedure from a comparative perspective and from the angle of different participants in criminal proceedings (Prosecution, Defence, Judges). It will contain assignments and tasks, which are drawn from the actual law and practice of the ICC and the ad hoc tribunals. It will also provide an opportunity for exchange with practitioners and Court officials.
Should there be any future extenuating circumstances which may impinge our teaching and assessment, these could necessitate modification of the course descriptions after 1 September. This will only happen in the event of strict necessity and the interests of the students will be taken into account. Should there be a need for any change during the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis. Modifications after 1 September 2023 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board and Programme Director.