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Unit of Study LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice (2016)

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  • Pre-requisites

      96 credit points in any SCU units

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and outline the historical, social and political context of the events surrounding the crimes studied throughout this unit
2 demonstrate an awareness of the concept of individual international criminal responsibility and the rules of international criminal law
3 describe and analyse the main legal issues in respect of the international crimes studied during this unit, and the main possible legal defences to these crimes, and apply the definitions of these international crimes and defences to specific fact situations
4 critically evaluate the role of the legal system and the moral responsibility of lawyers and judges when the state itself acts in a criminal manner
5 critically analyse the extent, consistency and adequacy of the international community's response to such crimes, and compare and contrast the variety of these responses
6 analyse the concept of a permanent International Criminal Court, and the various legal and non-legal issues surrounding its establishment
7 demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international criminal justice, and enhance their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and outline the historical, social and political context of the events surrounding the crimes studied throughout this unit
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an awareness of the concept of individual international criminal responsibility and the rules of international criminal law
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. describe and analyse the main legal issues in respect of the international crimes studied during this unit, and the main possible legal defences to these crimes, and apply the definitions of these international crimes and defences to specific fact situations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. critically evaluate the role of the legal system and the moral responsibility of lawyers and judges when the state itself acts in a criminal manner
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. critically analyse the extent, consistency and adequacy of the international community's response to such crimes, and compare and contrast the variety of these responses
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. analyse the concept of a permanent International Criminal Court, and the various legal and non-legal issues surrounding its establishment
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international criminal justice, and enhance their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: