INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

5 years single cycle degree in LAW (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ROCCO ALAGNA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are required to have passed the exam of "Diritto penale 1"
Students are required to have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of criminal law and constitutional law.
Examination methods: The exam consists in an oral interview.
For the students who have not attended the classes the exam will consist in a discussion about, at least, three topics, only one of these topics will be about transnational criminal law.
For the students who have attended the classes the final exam will consist in an interview about three topics, just one of which concerning transnational criminal law. One of these three topics will be chosen by the student.
Students who will take part in Moot Court, organised and supervised by the teacher during the course, will have to take an exam consisting in a discussion about two topics, one of which will be chosen by the candidate.
The participation to the moot court will not affect the final evaluation negatively.
During the second week of December, there will be an extraordinary exam session for attending students solely.
Students who will be to consider 'attending student' of International Criminal Law will keep that status also for the course of European and Transnational Criminal Law, taught by the same professor during the second semester.
The students who will pass the exam o International and Transnational Criminal Law will have reductions concerning the program of European and Transnational Criminal Law.
Course unit contents: 1. The international and transnational dimension of criminal law: definition of international and transnational crime.
2. Origin and evolution of international criminal law.
2.1. Sources of international criminal law.
2.2. The general part of international criminal law: individual criminal responsibility; modes of participation in a crime; command responsibility; mens rea; attempt to commit a crime; defences; punishment.
2.3. The special part: genocide; crimes against humanity; war crimes; crime of aggression; other offences.
2.4. The repression of international crimes: jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, principle of complementarity and domestic implementation; relation between domestic jurisdiction, European legal system and international criminal law.
3. Nature and characters of transnational crime.
3.1. The most relevant transnational crimes: trafficking in persons, drugs and arms; corruption; organised crime, terrorism, sexual exploitation and abuse of children.