Introduction to the International Criminal Court

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					Apreotesei Ioana Alina
> Ph.D. student
> Pázmány Péter Catholic University
> Ph.D. School Political Sciences and Law
> Department of European Law and Public International Law
> Tel: +36702682998
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Dr. Apreotesei Ioana-Alina

                    Introduction to the International Criminal Court
                                2007-2008, 1st Semester

Course aims: The aim of teaching Introduction to the ICC is for the students to become
familiar with the first international criminal permanent court. At the end of the course
students will be able to know the differences between ICJ (International Court of Justice),
ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), ICTR (International
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) and ICC (International Criminal Court).

Course Description and Content: The course is focused mainly on the ICC and the
elements of novelty compared to ICTY. It is structured in 3 parts: introduction, theory
and practice. The introduction contains a short review of the international courts and
tribunals, the theory contains the legislation on which ICC is based and the practice is
about the current cases in front of the ICC.

Part 1: Introduction.

1st Class: Review of International and Mixed Tribunals (Nuremberg, Tokyo, ICTY,
ICTR, Special Court for Sierra Leone, ICJ ).
2nd Class: History of the ICC. The Rome Conference.

Part 2: ICC in Theory.

3rd Class: Overview and Structure of the ICC.
4th Class: Applicable Law and Jurisdiction. Review Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Rome Statute.
Lecture on Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
5th Class: Investigation, Prosecution and Trial. Review Parts 5 and 6 of Rome Statute.
6th Class: Penalties, Appeals and Cooperation. Review Parts 7, 8 and 9 of the Statute.
7th Class: Aggression

Part 3: ICC in Practice.
8th Class: Current Situations in Front of the ICC.
9th Class: ICC and ICTY. Elements of novelty within ICC. Example: Victims’
participation and compensation.
10th Class: Free Discussions before the Exam. Personal Opinions

11th Class: Exam