Comparative and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law
|Course code module||MREC0500-A|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Instructor(s)||Chris Van den Wyngaert|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
The student must have successfully completed the basic courses criminal law, criminal procedure law and international law.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
At the end of the course, the student will master the basic principles of international criminal law.
- He will have gained insight in the subject matter;
- He will be able to form a critical opinion on the topics that are discussed;
- He will be able to give his opinion both orally as well as in written form and, on the basis of that enter into discussion with other students.
3. Course content
The course can be subdivided in three major parts.
First, a short introduction will be given, focusing on Belgian transnational criminal law, European criminal law and international criminal law in general.
Next, the focus will lie on two specific topics of international criminal law.
On the one hand, international criminal law sensu strictu (id est relating to the international criminal court, the ad hoc tribunals, the core crimes as well as affiliated subjects) will be discussed.
On the other hand, the so-called ‘war on terror’ will be scrutinized; both regarding the counter-terrorism measures on the international and European level as well as concerning Belgian initiatives in this respect.
Both topics will firstly be discussed in a general manner, after which specific problems will be addressed. The chosen subjects form a mix of criminal law and criminal procedure law, focusing on current issues without disregarding their historical context. One main objective is to illustrate that interaction exists between the different (international, European and national) levels.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: Paper - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
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