Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Law and Politics Program
Lecture Code WMD00021 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 国際刑事法
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International Criminal Law
ヨシナカ ノブヒト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:LAW/ECO A215
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Seminar disscusion will be given alonging with the paticipants' requests. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students Chiefly for overseas students
Keywords international crime, transnational crime, the international criminal court, state jurisdictions, immunities, war crime, crime against humanity, genocide, crime of aggression, terrorism 
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Class Objectives
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The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity to study selected issues in international criminal law that is now a vast subject. We are chiefly concerned here with the area of ‘international criminal law’ ,where the prosecution and punishment of international crimes by international courts, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and so forth, is to be discussed. Comparing with other jurisdictions’ policies, mainly from a Japan’s perspective, we will explore domestic criminal laws dealing with transnational crimes. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Theory of International Criminal Law
lesson2 Principles of Liability and Participation in International Criminal Law
lesson3 Defences in International Criminal Law
lesson4 State Jurisdiction and Immunities
lesson5 War Crimes and Grave Breaches
lesson6 Crime Against Humaninity
lesson7 Genocide
lesson8 Offences Against the Person
lesson9 International Criminal Law of the Sea
lesson10 Terrorism
lesson11 Transnational Offences 1
lesson12 Transnational Offences 2
lesson13 Extradition
lesson14 Abduction
lesson15 Mutual Legal Assistance 
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Grading Method 100% class participation 
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Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The contents might be changed depending on the needs of participants. 
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