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 -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
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;
  • Students taking this course can; • Explain the basic concepts and the principles of International Criminal Law.
  • Analyze current problems of International Criminal Law in light of theoretical knowledge.
  • Recognizes the structure, nature and functioning of the International Criminal Court.
  • List the crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
  • Identifies the International Criminal Court in domestic law.
Course Description This course includes subjects 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 and development of international criminal law Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 65-80.
2 The notion of international crimes and its history Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 29-40.
3 Sources of international criminal law Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 49-64.
4 International criminal law and its relationship with national law Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 80-120 and p. 226-287.
5 International criminal law in the UN System Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, s. 309-363.
6 Relationship of international criminal law with other branches of law Hüseyin Pazarcı, Uluslararası Hukuk, 12. Editions, Turan Kitabevi, Ankara 2013, p. 6-17.
7 Midterm exam
8 International Criminal Court (ICC) Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin, Ankara, 2009, p.364-416.
9 International Criminal Court (ICC)- Basic legal texts and tools The Rome Statute; The Rules of Procedure and Evidence; The Elements of Crimes; The Regulations of the Court; The Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court.
10 Types of crimes and the problem of qualification Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009, p. 511-600.
11 Rights of the Defence Articles 55, 66, 67 of the Rome Statute.
12 Victim’s Rights Article 68 of the Rome Statute.
13 Case Study
14 Review of the semester Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009.
15 Review of the semester Durmuş Tezcan, Mustafa Ruhan Erdem, R. Murat Önok, Uluslararası Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2009.
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
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
-
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
16
Presentation / Jury
1
16
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
25
    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

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

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.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

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

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

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

12

To be able to use 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