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CJI301: Introduction to International Criminal Law

CJI301: Introduction to International Criminal Law

Course Description


Welcome to the Introduction to Criminal Law course, an engaging and comprehensive journey into the complex world of international law and global security, with a particular emphasis on terrorism. This course is thoughtfully designed to blend theoretical knowledge with practical insights, covering a wide array of topics, including the foundations of international security, criminal law, international theoretical frameworks, and the role of the International Court System in combating global terrorism. Through a combination of engaging guest lectures, interactive workshops, and detailed case studies, the program delves into the effectiveness of global counter-terrorism instruments, the role of international security agencies, and global initiatives for terrorism prevention. It also provides a critical historical overview of the events that have shaped the landscape of international criminal law, aiming to inform and inspire the next generation of legal experts to navigate the challenges of international security in our interconnected world.


Learning Outcomes


  • Understand International Security Concepts: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts of international security and their relationship with criminal law.

  • Analyze International Legal Frameworks: Develop the ability to critically analyze international legal frameworks and their application in the context of global terrorism.

  • Compare Global Legal Systems: Learn to compare and contrast different international legal systems and their approaches to security and terrorism.

  • Evaluate Counter-Terrorism Instruments: Acquire skills to evaluate the effectiveness of various global counter-terrorism instruments and international agreements.

  • Understand the International Court System: Gain insights into the workings of the International Court System, especially in relation to terrorism cases.

  • Challenges in Prosecuting Terrorism: Understand the unique challenges involved in prosecuting international terrorism cases.

  • Application of International Laws to Terrorism: Learn how international laws are specifically applied to cases of terrorism and extremism.

  • Role of International Security Agencies: Develop an understanding of the functions and roles of various international security agencies in counter-terrorism.

  • Global Initiatives for Terrorism Prevention: Analyze and discuss global initiatives and strategies for the prevention of terrorism and response mechanisms.

  • Historical Context of International Legal Developments: Construct a timeline and understanding of key historical events that have influenced the development of international criminal law, particularly in response to terrorism.

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