Objectives of the course
Developing scientific knowledge, academic skills and practical skills in the interpretation and application of international and national legal regulations in the field of international criminal law, developing creative abilities as well as mastering methods, procedures and processes of research and application of principles, concepts and institutes in the field of international criminal law, mastering specific legal skills in the system of criminal justice protection of peace and international security, all in accordance with the modern directions of development and tendencies of domestic and foreign and domestic thought in the field of international criminal law as a scientific discipline and developing the personal responsibility of future holders of judicial functions.
Students’ ability to understand the concept, subject, historical development, sources, structure and function of international criminal law. Upon completion of the studies, students acquire knowledge about basic concepts and institutes of international criminal law and gain the ability to discuss creatively, arguedly and competently with others about issues in the field of international criminal law. Also, students are trained to systematically approach the solution of the problem in the field of international criminal law, as well as offer critical and argumentative answers in this area.
Content of the subject
The term, object, name and sources, legal nature, principles, divisions and historical development of international criminal law; concept and elements of an international criminal offense; object and subject of international criminal offense; the basis of the exclusion of an international criminal offense; concept, elements and grounds of exclusion of guilt; stages in the commission of an international criminal offense; concept, characteristics and forms of complicity in the commission of an international criminal offense; concept, characteristics, historical development, purpose and types of penalties for an international criminal offense; the concept, characteristics and forms of manifestation of certain criminal offenses against humanity and international law in international and domestic criminal law; historical development, organization and jurisdiction of international criminal justice bodies, proceedings before international criminal courts; international criminal justice; execution of foreign court decisions.
Teaching methods and material mastering
Lectures, exercises, consultations, written examinations (colloquiums) individual student work (seminar and homework, papers, etc.), as well as group participation of students in the study of certain thematic units.
Forms of knowledge assessment
- Test 1 (0-15 points)
- Test 2 (0-15 points)
- Final exam (0-50 points)
- Seminar(s) (0-10 points)
- Teaching activities (0-10 points)