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‘Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes’ is the second course in Leiden University’s new series on International Law in Action. The first course covered international courts and tribunals in The Hague in general. This second course provides an insider perspective into the work of international criminal courts and tribunals. You will learn about the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in The Hague. Atrocities produce unspeakable forms of violence. We will explore whether and how international criminal justice contribute to what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called the ‘age of accountability’. The theory is, those who commit the worst of human crimes, are held accountable, whether they are rank-and-file foot soldiers or military commanders, whether they are lowly civil servants following orders or top political leaders. We will test how this can be done and if this is realistic. During this course, you will be offered a look into the ‘kitchen’ of the Hague international criminal courts and tribunals. You will learn how international criminal justice functions, who the actors are, what outcomes it produces, and how it can be improved. If you want to gain a better understanding of international criminal cases, like the Lubanga case, the ICC’s first ever trial, and the legal legacy of UN international criminal tribunals, then this course is definitely for you! This course is free to join and to participate in. There is the possibility to get a verified certificate for the course, which is a paid option. If you want a certificate, but are unable to pay for it, you can request financial aid via Coursera....
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Welcome to this course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about international criminal justice. The course starts with a short introduction module. To give you a better understanding what this course is about and help you study succesfully in an online course. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course!...
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1 vidéo (Total 4 min), 6 lectures
Reading6 lectures
Meet the instructor & his team10 min
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Be successful in an international virtual learning environment5 min
Behaving in an academical way5 min
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The International Criminal Justice System: Core Concepts and Foundations

Welcome to the first module of this Course! This week, we will introduce you to some of the foundations and core concepts of the international criminal justice system. We will discuss international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) and foundations of liability. We will relate the discussion to some of the challenges of the Lubanga case, the International Criminal Court's first ever trial. ...
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8 vidéos (Total 66 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
An Introduction to International Crimes7 min
Core Crimes - Genocide10 min
The Core Crimes - Crimes Against Humanity9 min
Core Crimes - War Crimes9 min
Individual Criminal Responsibility6 min
Modes of Liability7 min
Illustrating the Lubanga Case7 min
Reading1 lecture
Required Reading30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 120 min

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The International Criminal Justice System: Justice Institutions and Procedures

In this second week we will examine justice institutions and the different stages of the justice process. We will study how major international criminal cases emerge. We will cover the role of different actors in the process, including prosecutorial strategies and legal and political challenges....
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7 vidéos (Total 98 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
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An Introduction to Justice Institutions9 min
An Introduction to the Main Actors9 min
Hard Choices11 min
How Cases Emerge11 min
An Introduction to the Justice Process11 min
Interview with Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY: Serge Brammertz34 min
Reading1 lecture
Required Reading min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 220 min

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Trying Perpetrators

In this third week, we will focus on the criminal process, including the challenges faced by different actors. We will study how a trial unfolds. We will explore the role and perspective of the Defence and victims. We will then examine the role of the judge in international criminal proceedings. We will finally discuss the role of child soldiers as victims and perpetrators, including the experiences of the ICC in its first cases (Lubanga,Ongwen)....
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7 vidéos (Total 104 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
The Trial11 min
The Role of the Judge11 min
Defending Suspects and Accused (Part I)7 min
Defending Suspects and Accused (Part II)8 min
The Role of Victims11 min
The Child Soldier Dilemma10 min
Interview with Defense Counsel: Karim Khan QC42 min
Reading1 lecture
Required Reading30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 320 min

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Remedying Wrong and Look to the Future

In this final week, we will explore how wrong can be remedied through trials, and how international criminal justice can be improved. After this week, you should be able to formulate a proposal on how international criminal justice can be enhanced....
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7 vidéos (Total 106 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Judgment (Part II)10 min
Punishment12 min
Repairing Harm13 min
Enhancing Effectiveness13 min
Interview with ICC president: Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi35 min
Concluding Video11 min
Reading3 lectures
Required Reading20 min
Recommended Reading20 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 420 min
Final Exam40 min
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par RRAug 2nd 2017

This course is a wonderful eye open for the sack of world peace.Even those who would be potential criminals in international criminal law are made to think twice before they could commit an offence.

par MRJul 16th 2017

Another excellent course by the Leiden University, which effectively immerses the student in the structure of the ICC. The teacher is very charismatic and the supporting material is very good.

Enseignants

Carsten Stahn

Prof. dr International Criminal Law and Global Justice
Grotius Centre for International Studies

Sergey Vasiliev

Assistant Professor
Grotius Centre for International Studies

À propos de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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