Checking date: 03/05/2019


Course: 2019/2020

International courts and criminal law
(13629)
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)


Coordinating teacher: FIODOROVA , ANNA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

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Students are expected to have completed
Spanish Judicial System Public International Law Legal Theory of Crime Criminal Procedural Law Crime against people and against society
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Knowledge of the competences and procedures of the international tribunals related to the Criminal Law. - Knowledge of the Rome Statute and International Criminal Court, as well as the crimes within its jurisdiction. - Knowledge of the principle of universal jurisdiction and its application in Spain. - Capacity of critical analysis of the case-law and legislation in force.
Description of contents: programme
The program is divided into two blocks: I BLOCK LESSON I: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND JUSTICE 1. European Court of Human Right 2. Inter-American Court of Human Rights 3. Court of Justice of the European Union LESSON II: JURISDICTION AND COMPETENCE 1. Universal jurisdiction versus national jurisdiction 2. The role of the International Criminal Court a. History of the International Criminal Court b. Composition, nature and functioning of the International Criminal Court LESSON III: THE PROCEDURE WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT 1. Legitimating 2. Commencement of proceedings 3. The intermediate phase 4. The trial 5. The verdict and its implementation BLOCK II LESSON IV: LECCION IV: GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW IN THE STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT 1. General principles 2. Imprescriptibility and immunities 3. Responsibility of commanders and other superiors (arts. 25 y 28 ECPI) 4. Intentionality. Error 5. Imperfect forms of execution 6. Grounds for excluding criminal responsibility LECCION V: INTERNATIONAL CRIMES IN THE STATUTE OF ROME 1. Genocide 2. Críme against humanity 3. War crimes 4. Crime of aggression
Learning activities and methodology
The contents are organized through theoretical lessons (where the teacher will present the basic concepts of the course) and practical lessons (in which students must apply the knowledge previously acquired in other practical cases).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Gil y E. Maculan (Directoras). Derecho penal internacional (2ª ed.). Dykinson. 2019
  • Alicia Gil Gil. Derecho penal internacional. Especial consideración del delito de genocidio. Madrid. 1999
  • Alicia Gil Gil. Bases para la persecución penal de crímenes internacionales en España. Comares. 2006
  • BUJOSA VADELL, Lorenzo. La cooperación procesal de los Estados con la Corte Penal Internacional. Atelier. 2008
  • C. Vallejo Peña. El estado de la jurisdicción universal en el derecho internacional y en el derecho interno español. Tirant lo Blanch. 2016
  • Gil, A, Maculan, E. Derecho penal internacional. Dykinson. 2016
  • L. Bujosa Vadell. La cooperación procesal de los Estados con la Corte Penal Internacional. Atelier. 2008
  • Mª Isabel Lirola Delgado. La Corte Penal Internacional. Justicia versus impunidad. Ariel. 2001
  • VALLEJO PEÑA, Carmen. El estado de la jurisdicción universal en el derecho internacional y en el derecho interno español. Tirant lo Blanch. 2016
  • Vladimir Tochilovsky. Procedimiento ante la Corte Penal Internacional. Revista de Derecho Penal y Criminología. nº 19, 2007
  • Werle. G. Tratado de Derecho penal internacional. Valencia. 2005
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Anna Fiodorova. "Terrorism as subject to Spanish Universal Jurisdicction" en Moreno Catena, V., Soleto Muñoz, H., Terrorism in Spain: a procedural approach. Tirant lo Blanch. 2017
  • Jean Marcel Fernandes. La Corte Penal Internacional : soberanía versus justicia universal . Reus. 2008
  • Kai Ambos. Cuestiones esenciales en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Penal Internacional . A-HOC. 2010
  • Mª Isabel Cid Muñoz. La Corte Penal Internacional : Un largo camino . Dynkinson. 2008
  • Mª Isabel Lirola Delgado. La Corte Penal Internacional. Justicia versus impunidad. Ariel. 2001
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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