The international environment of the LLM offers a unique opportunity to confront different realities and cultures. The size of classes for optional courses facilitates an interactive dialogue between the professor and students, which in turn produces a vibrant exchange and enables a practical analysis of the subject besides the traditional theoretical one.
This short course reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.