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International Criminal Law

– The Prosecution of Universal Crimes

Which crimes can be pursued directly before ­international­ courts – and why? What are the specific conditions for ­individual criminal responsibility with respect to such ‘universal’ crimes?


This course in International Criminal Law provides an opportunity to better understand the contemporary frameworks for the prosecution of the most serious crimes, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. It enables students to acquire an independent knowledge-base for analysing, discussing, and eventually pursuing further advanced studies or doing practical work within this field – internationally or domestically.