The book International Criminal Law is written by Judge Kevin Riordan. The course will focus on the four crimes most generally recognized as part of international criminal law, namely: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression. The course will examine the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals, including the Nuremberg, Tokyo, Rwanda, and former Yugoslavia tribunals.
The most recent “hybrid” courts will be examined, as well as the genesis of the International Criminal Court. The course will consider the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in particular the crimes provided for in that Statute. The course will also discuss the special elements of international criminal responsibility, including universal jurisdiction, command responsibility, joint criminal enterprise, duress, and superior orders.
- Show an understanding of the underlying principles of international criminal law.
- Apply the principles of international criminal law to contemporary issues of interest to
the international community
Topics of this Edition
- Sources and principles of international criminal law
- The concept of international criminal responsibility includes individual responsibility,
- joint criminal enterprise and command responsibility
- Aggression (crimes against the peace)
- Crimes against humanity
- War crimes
- Defenses and excuses in international criminal law including superior orders
- International criminal law – discussions, and perspectives
|Book Name||International Criminal Law|
|Author of Book||Judge Kevin Riordan|