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
1The meaning, content and sources of international criminal law
2Historical overview of international criminal law
3The meaning and the legal analysis of the crime of genocide
4The meaning and the legal analysis of the crimes against humanity
5The meaning and the legal analysis of the war crimes
6Other crimes that involve the international responsibility
7International criminal jurisdictions
8Midterm Exam
9General principles of international criminal law
10Criminal responsibility in international criminal law
11Exclusion from international criminal responsibility
12The main actors in the international criminal proceedings
13Main phases in the international criminal procedure (investigation, trial, convictions and appeal)
14Witnesses and victims in the international criminal proceedings
15Cooperation and criminal legal assistance in the International Criminal Law
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to understand international criminal law.
2Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to combine theoretical and practice knowledge.
3Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to work in the areas of criminal law.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
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 100
Midterms 11010
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6

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