Following a specialisation in International Criminal Justice enables you to develop a critical understanding of the operation of international and transnational criminal justice, particularly in contexts that are perceived to be controversial or in a state of evolution. You learn about the main legal instruments and institutions that provide for international cooperation and prosecution of international, transnational and national crime and the impact of human rights and combine this with critical reflection of the broader context and of the effectiveness of law. There is co-operation with the MA in Criminology (see pXX), run by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. In addition to available law options, you may choose one module from the MA in Criminology. This includes modules on terrorism and sociological theories of violence and gender and crime in a globalised world.
You are also encouraged to participate in the activities of the Kent Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL).
International Criminal Justice will be of particular interest to those who work, intend to work, or have an interest in the fields of international and transnational criminal justice, criminal justice and human rights more broadly.
Modules associated with this specialisation include:
- International Criminal Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- Transnational Criminal Law
- Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Programming
- Students are also able to choose from modules offered on the MA in Criminology, which currently include: Critical and Global Criminology; Gender and Crime in a Globalised World; Sociological Theories of Violence; Terrorism and Modern Society.
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