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International criminal law - programma
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CHANTAL MELONI , responsabile dell'insegnamento

Corso di laurea in SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (classe LM-81) Immatricolati dall'anno accademico 2017/2018 - Laurea Magistrale - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorioNo
Anno di corso2s
Periodo di svolgimentosecondo semestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • IUS/17 - Diritto penale
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori6
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: The course aims at providing the students with a good knowledge of: (i) the general principles and substantive rules regarding individual criminal responsibility for crimes under international law- namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and aggression, and (ii) their enforcement mechanisms both at the national and at the international criminal level, in particular through the proceedings before the International Criminal Court.

Programma di studio

Programma: Students will learn about the origins of International Criminal Law (ICL), which can be traced to the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials held after World War II, and the most recent developments of ICL, following the establishment of the two ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda (ICTY and ICTR), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and a number of other internationalized or hybrid tribunals over the past 20 years. We will analyze the first “codification” of substantive principles of ICL contained in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which entered into force in 2002. The course will also deal with the enforcement mechanisms of ICL; to this end, we will focus both on the procedure and the case law of the International Criminal Court and we will refer to the role of the national legal systems in ensuring accountability for international crimes.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: The lectures will be held by the teacher and also, whenever possible, by experts/practitioners who will be invited during the course to talk on specific topics. The students will be involved as much as possible in the discussions in the class and will be tasked with short presentations on cases which will be assigned to them during the course to be prepared in small groups. All materials will be uploaded for the students on the Ariel website: there is no handbook to study in order to prepare the exam.

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame The exam is composed by a written/intermediate test (facultative but encouraged) and a mandatory final oral exam (both in English).

Attività propedeutiche consigliate According to didatic regulation of the Course of Law. Very good knowledge of the English language is required as all the materials, the lectures and the discussions will be held in English. Previous knowledge of international and of criminal law is an asset. Students are expected to regularly and actively participate in the lectures; regular attendance is required in order to be admitted to the final exam.

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore:IUS/17 - Diritto penale - Crediti:6
Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 42 ore

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CHANTAL MELONI , responsabile dell'insegnamentosu appuntamento (chantal.meloni@unimi.it)