Course Title : International Criminal Law
Code Course
Credits ECTS
LAW 436-1 B 2 4 0 0 4.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description This course aims to provide an overview of the international Criminal Law, main actors in the International Criminal Proceedings, elements of criminal proceedings, organization of the International Criminal Court as a sole organ to provide justice and its case law. In addition, this course will deal also with the types of criminal liability and its enforcement.
Objectives By completing this class, participants should be able to understand criminal legal system, especially with a deep knowledge in international criminal law and its case law, challenges of the applicability in the 21st century and to gain an experience of the protection of the Human Rights in the Criminal Proceedings. In addition, students will be able to understand how the international criminal law has been applied in the case law as an instrument to provide justice.
Course Outline
1International criminal law: General introduction.
2Historical development of international criminal law
3International, hybrid and national criminal courts trying international crimes
5Crimes against humanity
6War crimes
8Midterm Exam
9General principles of international criminal law
10Modes of liability in international criminal law
11Defences and other grounds for excluding liability
12Organisation of the international tribunals and general principles governing international proceedings
13Prosecution before the international courts and tribunals. Stages of the proceedings ( investigation, trial, sentencing, penalties, appeal)
14Witnesses and victims in the international criminal proceedings
15Cooperation and mutual legal assistance in international criminal law
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The course should enable students to gain a deep understanding of both the substantial and procedural international criminal law
2The course should enable students to understand and analyze the international crimes and their elements.
3The course should enable students to gain a deep understanding on international criminal tribunals and their jurisdictions.
4The course should enable students to solve concrete legal problems relating to the interpretation and application of International Criminal Law, internationally and domestically
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6

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