General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction To International Criminal Law And Procedure
Language English
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Paweł Wiliński
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position prof. dr hab.
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-IICLP-w-erasm


Module aim (aims)

· The course gives insight into the basics and model of international criminal law and procedure with references to European and International Criminal Law;· gives also the knowledge about evolution of international criminal law;· establishment and jurisprudence of ad hoc international criminal courts;· permanent International Criminal Cort

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic information on criminal law; preferably course of criminal substantial law, criminal procedure. Student should understand basic institutions and principles of criminal law and procedure.


Week 1: The concept, sources and model of modern criminal proceedings International cooperateon in criminal matters – general rules and evolutionWeek 2: Military Tribunal in Nuremberg Military Tribunal in TokyoWeek 3: Hybrid Tribunals: Sierra LeoneWeek 4: Hybrid Tribunals: CambodiaWeek 5: Hybrid Tribunals: Liban,Week 6: Hybrid Tribunals: East TimorWeek 7: Saddam Hussein TrialWeek 8: International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaWeek 9: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaWeek 10: Genocide, Crimes against HumanityWeek 11: War Crimes, Crime of AggressionWeek 12: Principles of criminal proceedingsWeek 13: Evidence in criminal procedure in international context. Arrest and Preventive measuresWeek 14: Preparatory proceedings and proceedings before the court of first instanceWeek 15: Appellate proceedings; Future of international criminal courts

Reading list

W. A. Schabas, An introduction to International Criminal Court, London 2017, B.v Schaack, R.C.Slyer, International Criminal Law, West Academic Publishing 2020, D. Guilfoyl, International Criminal Law, Oxfor University Press 2016, R. Cryer, H. Firman, D. Robinson, S. Vasilyev, An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure, Cambridge 2019;W. A. Schabas, An Introduction to the International Criminal Court, Cambridge Univ. Press 2009; B. N. Schaff, Building the International Criminal Court, Cambridge Univ. Press 2008Selected Case Law of ICTY, ICTR, ICC, ECHR