International Criminal Law

This programme is offered at the Irish Centre for Human Rights within the School of Law. This centre is one of the world’s premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. The LLM in International Criminal Law (ICL) will provide you with an understanding of the history and institutional structures of international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court (ICC). It will equip you with knowledge of international criminal law, the principles, the component crimes and the procedural issues, and enable you to develop a critical approach to the relationship between other accountability mechanisms, such as truth commissions. The module Introduction to International Criminal Law and the dissertation are compulsory. The modules International Humanitarian Law and Procedure before International Criminal Courts and Transitional Justice are also recommended for ICL students. A wide range of subject choices is available to students, drawing on the expertise of our full time staff and prestigious adjunct faculty.