International Criminal Law

Course titleInternational Criminal Law
Chair of Criminal Law Sciences
Number of ECTS credits6 Igor Vuletić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Radićeva 17, prizemlje
Telephone+385 31 224 500 Ante Novokmet
Office AddressRadićeva 13 57
Telephone+385 31 224 557
Course content

The content of the course is aimed at acquainting students with the historical development of international criminal law, its relationship to national criminal law and the basic concepts of international criminal law. Acquiring knowledge of the basic institutes of international criminal law as well as it is aimed at developing the ability to analyze cases from the case law of the International Criminal Court. The content of the course includes the following units: 1. Historical part The beginnings of the development of international criminal law., the period after World War I, the period between two wars, trials after World War II., The Cold War period, origin and development of ad hoc courts. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, activities related to the development of permanent international criminal justice tribunal, preparations for the diplomatic conference, diplomatic Conference in Rome and the adoption of the Roman statute, the structure and operation of the Permanent International Criminal Court from its inception to the present day. 2. Defining basic concepts and terms The term of international criminal law, definition of international crime, list of international criminal offenses, relationship between international and national criminal law., the notion of the transnational criminal law, the relationship between international and European criminal law. 3. General part The principle of legality, forms of guilt, reasons for excluding criminal liability, attempt, voluntary withdrawal, participation. sanctions. analysis of relevant cases from the practice of International Criminal Procedure court, joint criminal enterprise and analysis of the Tadić case, command responsibility and analysis Yamashita items. 4. Special part Genocide, war crime, a crime against humanity, the crime of aggression, trafficking in human beings and slavery, international arms trade, international drug trafficking, suppression of the international organized crime, analysis of Chapter IX. Croatian Criminal Code. 5. Procedure Analysis of procedural provisions of the Rome Statute, construction of procedure, structure and organizational, provisions, composition of court, stages of procedure, decisions in procedure, construction of hearing, procedural principles, legal remedies, comparison with Croatian criminal procedure, international legal aid and refusal, cooperation, role and the importance of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the financing of the court. 6. A brief introduction to European criminal law Basic principles of European criminal law, the need for harmonization, European criminal law before and after the Lisbon Treaty, protection of the EU's financial interests, European arrest warrant. European Public Prosecutor, EUROPOL, EUROJUST.

Course learning outcomes

After completing and passing the course, students should be able to: Explain the historical development and affirmation of international criminal law, Define the basic terms, concepts and definitions of international criminal law, To link and relate the fundamental institutes of international criminal law, apply these fundamental institutes of international criminal law i to the analysis of individual examples, Solve practical examples in field of international criminal law,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☐ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☐ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Students are required to participate in at least 70% of classes
Required reading
Ivo Josipović, Davor Krapac, Petar Novoselec. Stalni Međunarodni kazneni sud. 2001. Narodne novine
Optional reading
Petar Novoselac, Igor Bojanić. Opći dio kaznenog prava. 2013. Pravni fakultet Zagreb