International Criminal Law

-	Introduction to international criminal law,
-	International crimes: war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, aggression,
-	Other international crimes: piracy, torture, terrorism,
-	Basics of international criminal responsibility, 
-	Modalities of criminal behaviour,
-	Immunities,
-	Prosecution and punishment before national and international courts, Perspectives,
-	International jurisdiction vs. national jurisdiction,
-	International criminal law assistance: extradition.


The student is introduced to the basic concepts of international criminal law that relate to its development and origins, its principles, international criminal acts, international criminal courts and tribunals, and the basics of international criminal law assistance. The course covers international crimes in a narrow sense, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression, and other international crimes. The course focuses on institutions such as command responsibility and joint criminal enterprise. In addition to historical categories, the course covers the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg and the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, ad hoc international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, and the International Criminal Court. The analysis of international judicial bodies concludes with studying internationalized (mixed) courts and tribunals. Finally, the course examines the most famous institute of international criminal law assistance - extradition.

Teaching methods

1.	Lectures
2.	Exercises
3.	Discussions
4.	Study visits.

Knowledge testing methods

1.	Mid-term exam
2.	Written exam
3.	Oral exam
4.	Seminar paper/research project
5.	Presentation
6.	Activity (lectures + exercises)


-	Developing the ability for independent theoretical and professional analysis of concepts in international criminal law;
-	Ability to independently find international judicial decisions in the field of international criminal law;
-	Recognition of the institutes of international criminal law in practical cases;
-	Ability for independent critical analysis of literature, sources and judicial practice for research purposes;
-	Development of presentation skills, ability for independent research and analysis;
-	Students are trained for work in domestic and international judicial institutions.


1.	A. Cassese (2005.), (translation: O. Račić et al), International Criminal Law, Belgrade, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights,
2.	B. Pavišić, T. Bubalović (2013.), International Criminal Law, Rijeka,  Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka,
3.	B. Krivokapić (2011.), Current Problems of International Law, Belgrade, JP Official Gazette.

1.	E. Omerović (2018), International crimes in a narrow sense (script),
2.	Chapter XVII of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
3.	Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia,
4.	Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,
5.     Statute of the International Criminal Court,
6.     R. M. M. Wallace, E. Steinerte (2008), Nutcases: International Law, London: Sweet & Maxwell,
7.     M. Kreća, R. Mujović, B. Lakićević (2009), Sources of International Public Law, Podgorica: Nova knjiga & University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law Podgorica,
8.     V. Đ. Degan, B. Pavišić, V. Beširević (2011), International and Transnational Criminal Law, Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Union University & Official Gazette.