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International Criminal Law (Advanced LL.M.)

Programme structure

You will develop foundational knowledge in substantive international criminal law and international criminal procedure.

Programme outline

In our seminars, you will be introduced to topics such as international crimes, modes of liability, general principles of international criminal law and impediments to enforcement. Particular emphasis will be placed on perfecting research skills and critically reflecting on the current structure of human rights mechanisms. Such discourse will occur through readings, analyses, discussions, writing papers, giving presentations and engaging in guest lectures.


In this programme, you will take the following courses:

General courses

• Public International Law
• International Institutional Law
• International Humanitarian Law
• International Human Rights Law

Specialisation courses

• International Criminal Trials
• International Crimes
• Individual Criminal Responsibility
• Law and Practice of the ICC
• International Criminal Procedure
• Advocacy and Criminal Litigation

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus. Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may differ slightly.

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