Short Course on International Criminal Law

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The Course aims to provide detailed insight into the basic principles of International Criminal Law as found in customary international law, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the jurisprudence of the leading international criminal tribunals.
The course will also examine the impact of the existing international criminal law regime in the prevention of international crimes and the entrenchment of international criminal justice.
The course would adopt a third world approach to discussions on the various topics.

Course Fee: ₦7,500.00

Course Lead:

Dr. Wole Kunuji LLM(Cantab), Ph.D(Warwick)

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Lex Lata Centre for International Law and Comparative Constitutionalism in Africa.

At the end of the course, participants should be familiar with:

  • The history of international criminal law.
  • The basic principles of International criminal law as found and analysed in customary international law, Statutes of International Criminal Tribunals including the Rome Statute, and the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals (ICTY, ICTR, ICC e.t.c).
  • Issues of jurisdiction under the Rome Statute.
  • Complementarity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
  • The concept of positive complementarity in International Criminal Law.
  • The “bias against Africa” argument and the veracity or otherwise of it.
  • The impact of the existing international criminal law regime on the prevention of international crimes.

Target Participants

The course is suitable for a wide range of people interested in international criminal law, including legal practitioners,undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Course Format

The virtual course format will be live teaching offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutor and amongst themselves on screen.