COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Criminal Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 350
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Problem Solving
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Review of the system of the international criminal law, with current practice in international law, while putting emphasis on its relationship with the current domestic law.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the basic concepts and the principles of international criminal law
  • Analyze current problems of international criminal law in light of theoretical knowledge.
  • Describe the structure, nature and functioning of the International Criminal Court.
  • List the crimes which are within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
  • Identifies the place of the International Criminal Court in domestic law.
Course Description This course includes subject matters such as adhoc criminal courts (such as TPIY-ICTY), International Criminal Court, semi-international courts, criminal law applications within the UN System, extradition procedures, defendants and victim rights.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 History of international criminal law development Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.69-81.
2 Basic features of international criminal law Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.52-58. , p.52-58.
3 The notion of international crime Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p. 41-52.
4 Sources of international criminal law Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 80-120 and p. 226-287.
5 Relationship between international criminal law and domestic law Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p. 29-37.
6 International criminal law in the UN System International criminal law in the UN System Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p. 37-41.
7 The relationship of international criminal law with other branches of law Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.37-41.
8 Midterm exam
9 The history of efforts to establish an international criminal court and the International Criminal Court Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.262-308.
10 International Criminal Court - basic legal texts Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.310-316; Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Rules of Procedure and Evidence; Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court.
11 Types of offences and the problem of characterization Durmuş Tezcan/Mustafa Ruhan Erdem/R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, p.465-542.
12 Rights of defense Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, article. 55, 66, 67.
13 Rights of victim Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, article. 68
14 Case study
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam
Course Notes/Textbooks Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, Rifat Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009.
Suggested Readings/Materials Ersan Şen, Uluslararası Ceza Mahkemesi, Seçkin Yayınevi, 2009; Selcen Erdal, Uluslararası Ceza Mahkemesinin Devlet Egemenliğine Etkisi, Yetkin, 2010 Aralık, 1. Baskı; Semin Töner Şen, Uluslararası Hukukta Soykırım, Etnik Temizlik ve Saldırı, On İki Levha Yayıncılık, 2010 Ocak; Ahmet Hamdi Topal, Uluslararası Ceza Yargılamalarında Cinsel Suçlar, On İki Levha Yayıncılık, 2009 Ekim; http://www.icc-cpi.int/EN_Menus/icc/Pages/default.aspx

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
-
-
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
1
12
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
35
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest