Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Successful completion of Principles of International Law or equivalent.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
The proliferation of international criminal courts and tribunals over the previous two decades represents a significant new phase in the development of a global justice system and has resulted in an expanding body of jurisprudence involving the interpretation and application of international criminal law. This subject will focus on the contemporary environment, with a particular emphasis on the International Criminal Court as the world’s first permanent international criminal tribunal. Students will explore the historical background to this new phase of institution-building and also discuss the purpose of war crimes trials. The lecturer in the subject is currently advising the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and will draw extensively on this practical experience to ensure class discussion is grounded in contemporary case law.
Principal topics will include:
This subject will focus on individual accountability for human rights abuses, including both the substantive law providing for such responsibility and the range of mechanisms available for holding individuals accountable.
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
3-hour examination (100%) (13 December, am)
10,000 word research paper (100%) (12 February 2014) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70033/2013|
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