Introduction to International Criminal Law

Prof. Florian Jessberger, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

31/03/22 || 03/04/22 || 05/04/22 || 07/04/22 || 10/04/22 || 12/04/22 16:00-19:30

The course will examine the history, the key institutions and the basic principles of international criminal law. Topics covered in the course include: (i) the historical development of international criminal law, from the Nuremberg to the establishment of the International Criminal Court; (ii) the crimes under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression; (iii) the basic concepts of attributing criminal responsibility under international law; (iv) the mechanisms of enforcement, both international and domestic; and (v) domestic perspectives on international criminal law, including the implementation of substantive international criminal law into national legal orders.