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The capacity limit for the course is 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 14/24, only registered: 0/24
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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At the end of the course students should be able to:
1) Understand and explain the key offenses in international criminal law, modes of liability, defenses, and sentences
2) Work with information on national legal institutions, international courts, and also interdisciplinary sources such as criminology, anthropology, sociology, and post-colonial theory
3) Make reasoned decisions about the gains but, also, the shortcomings of prosecuting and imprisoning perpetrators of international crimes, in particular, when prosecutions and imprisonment supplant other forms of justice including truth commissions, traditional ceremonies, restitution, memorialization, and restorative justice
4) Make deductions when it comes to realities that criminal law struggles to articulate, that is, human emotions such as forgiveness and vengeance; the reality that perpetrators may be tragic and compromised, and vicitms imperfect; the unevenness, power politics, and selectivity that corrode law’s legitimacy; the relevance of due process; and the expressive value of trials, including show trials
5) Interpret complex legal judgments and account for how they may be explained to victims and how they may serve (or not) to authenticate history
Seminar 1: Introduction: Extraordinary Crime, Deviance, Social Psychology; Methods of Justice
Drumbl, Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law, ch. 1
Seminar 2: Recap of Public International Law; Institutions and Offenses of International Criminal Law
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 12-19
Seminar 3: Principles of International Criminal Law
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, articles referenced in the seminar
Seminar 4: The Rights of Victims at the International Criminal Court
Power-point to be distributed
Seminar 5: Victims Who Victimize
Seminar 6: Child Soldiers
Utas article, Sheplar article
Articles and Materials to be distributed or made available on-line.
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The course is taught only once.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Určeno opravdu JEN pro ty studenty, kteří umí dobře anglicky (písemná i ústní forma)
Mark Drumbl is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor at Washington and Lee University, School of Law, where he also serves as Director of the University's Transnational Law Institute. He has held visiting appointments and has taught intensive courses at law schools world-wide, including Oxford University (University College), Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Free University of Amsterdam, University of Ottawa, Trinity College-Dublin, University of Western Ontario, University of Melbourne, Monash University, Vanderbilt University, University of Sydney, and the and University of Illinois.
Professor Drumbl's research and teaching interests include public international law, global environmental governance, international criminal law, post-conflict justice, and transnational legal process. His work has been relied upon by the Supreme Court of Canada, the United Kingdom High Court, United States Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of New York in recent decisions.
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