Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Salute e benessere Energia pulita e accessibile Ridurre le disuguaglianze Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

This course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the international framework, the European criminal law and the complex issues relating to the relationship between criminal law and human rights. The first part of the course will examine the most important provisions of international criminal law and in particular of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court. Furthermore, particular attention will be paid to the ad hoc Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the mixed tribunals and the relevant case-law of these courts. A special focus will be dedicated to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and other alternative mechanisms of transitional justice as well. The second part of the course will analyse European criminal law and in more depth, the European Convention of Human Rights. Specified attention will be paid to the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, their influence on national law and the jurisprudence of the international criminal jurisdictions. During the course, the analysis of the law cases will be extremely useful in order to examine relevant issues, such as, the principle of legality, the definition of international crimes, statutory limitations, the duty to punish gross human rights violations and victims’ rights. The course will use both the comparative method and the analysis of (national and international) leading cases, in order to show empirical examples of the various issues related to the protection of human rights. The chosen methodology allows a wider vision, which does not ignore pluralism of mechanisms and the importance of the legal, historical and political context in which a decision is rendered. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection. Some practitioners and scholars working on international and European criminal law will be invited to give specific lectures. Documentaries and movies will be used to demonstrate some key aspects of the internationalisation of criminal law and justice. This approach will lend knowledge and awareness of the peculiar features of this new dimension of criminal law, that is marked by multiple interactions and multiple actors both national and supranational. The main purpose of the course is to give students keys to interpret and apply legal texts of international and European criminal law, make legal research and solve the cases involving the fundamental questions of the International and European criminal law.

Orario di ricevimento

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