The International Criminal Court

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What’s it all about?

You’ve seen it on the news: that evil leader from that country’s civil war that has been captured for war crimes and will be tried at a court in The Hague.

But have you ever wanted to know more about the International Criminal Court? How does it work? Does it mean that everyone that commits a serious international crime will now be punished? Did you even know that one existed?

If you’re curious about how serious offences can be tried at the international level, this class has the answers. Bring your judge’s wig and get stuck in!

What will we cover?

We’ll look at the International Criminal Court, find out where it came from, what it does and how it works. We’ll see some of the cases the court’s investigating, look at the difficulties the court faces and the successes it’s had so far.

We’ll have some fun acting out the different roles of the court, so get ready to be a prosecutor, defence lawyer and a judge!

Who will be teaching?

Valeria Coscini has a Masters degree in International and Comparative Law from Monash University and a (nerdy) passion for all things related to international law. When she’s not tracking down the latest International Criminal Court judgment she’s probably out writing or hiking somewhere.