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International Criminal Law

The summer course in International Criminal Law provides an overview of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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International Criminal Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the Summer Programme at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Read more about the Summer Programme at SULaw on the following page:

SULaw's Summer Programme

The course provides an overview of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Students will discuss different provisions of the Rome Statute, which represents the legal basis of the ICC. Main questions concern the purview of the ICC (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression) and the notion of individual criminal responsibility for state leadership.

Beyond the immediate leadership (members of the government), there are a number of leaders from civil society (CEOs, professors, etc.) that sometimes trigger the chain of events leading up to international crimes. By way of example, leaders from different spheres participate together in devising a policy which results in mass atrocities. These and similar issues will be discussed throughout the course.

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - International Criminal Law


    Teaching format

    Instruction comprises 2 weeks of full-time studies and consists of lectures and seminars. On the basis of the given course material, students will work in groups to answer questions during each seminar. The language of instruction is English.


    Examination is conducted through active participation in the compulsory elements of the course, moot court and a written examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Questions regarding our summer courses are answered by our Office of International Affairs.

    Summer Programme