Aim: An overview will be given on criminological issues in the context of international and national prosecution of so-called international core crimes and to reach an understanding of the emerging system of ICJ but also trends and causes of historical development of mass atrocities and crimes of international concern committed in armed conflicts.
Content: Introduction: Is there an emerging supranational criminology?; Globalisation and the end of impunity?; Conceptualising international core crimes – introduction into theories of state crime and mass atrocity; International crime as a normative construct – a socio-legal perspective; Overview on collective violence and mass atrocities in history; From Nuremberg to the ICC- the emerging ICJS; The current system of ICJ and possible trends; Structure and operating principles of modern war crimes tribunals – the example of the ICTY; The international evidentiary process in criminological perspective.
Competencies: Insights into the state of the art of theory and research on international core crime and the emerging global system of international criminal justice; insights into recent national and international policy developments on international core crime and the emerging global system of international criminal justice; the ability to apply theoretical approaches to actual cases of international and state crime; the ability to understand the operational principles of international criminal justice (focus on work process, evidence production, sentencing).