Crimes Against Humanity
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- evaluate the concepts, ideologies and norms of international criminal justice and transitional justice and identify the similarities and difference between these international issues and issues in a domestic context;
- explain and critique the crimes punishable under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression;
- apply theory to explain the practices of international criminal justice mechanisms, such as courts and truth commissions;
- critically apply knowledge from the unit to explain and debate crimes against humanity in an academic context, regarding how historical processes have influenced events; how these events took place; and the legacy of these events on individuals, human rights, international humanitarian responses, and international law and practices; and
- explain and critique Australia's role in international criminal justice.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
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Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject critically examines genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and similar international crimes, exploring explanations for their causes and assessments of their consequences. Students will study how these crimes are addressed nationally and internationally, covering topics such as war crime investigation, prosecutions of war criminals, truth commissions and other international justice mechanisms.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 2 Research Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Final Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Research Essay (2000%)
- Final Examination - 2 hrs 15 mins (50%)
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