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About the Course

‘Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes’ is the second course in Leiden University’s new series on International Law in Action. The first course covered international courts and tribunals in The Hague in general. This second course provides an insider perspective into the work of international criminal courts and tribunals. You will learn about the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in The Hague. Atrocities produce unspeakable forms of violence. We will explore whether and how international criminal justice contribute to what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called the ‘age of accountability’. The theory is, those who commit the worst of human crimes, are held accountable, whether they are rank-and-file foot soldiers or military commanders, whether they are lowly civil servants following orders or top political leaders. We will test how this can be done and if this is realistic. During this course, you will be offered a look into the ‘kitchen’ of the Hague international criminal courts and tribunals. You will learn how international criminal justice functions, who the actors are, what outcomes it produces, and how it can be improved. If you want to gain a better understanding of international criminal cases, like the Lubanga case, the ICC’s first ever trial, and the legal legacy of UN international criminal tribunals, then this course is definitely for you! This course is free to join and to participate in. There is the possibility to get a verified certificate for the course, which is a paid option. If you want a certificate, but are unable to pay for it, you can request financial aid via Coursera....

Top reviews

Aug 1, 2017

This course is a wonderful eye open for the sack of world peace.Even those who would be potential criminals in international criminal law are made to think twice before they could commit an offence.

Jul 15, 2017

Another excellent course by the Leiden University, which effectively immerses the student in the structure of the ICC. The teacher is very charismatic and the supporting material is very good.

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By Prathik K

Jul 18, 2018

It was amazing course the lectures were spectacular in terms of professionalism and content.

By Новикова М М

Jul 12, 2020

Very useful course. There are a lot of information and the prof was good. Recommended

By Poliane m a

Sep 19, 2020

Rich information and excellent Harmony lógica the strucuture and análise Juridic.

By Zain Q

Oct 7, 2017

this course is very helpful for a beginners insight into the processes of the ICC

By Shessy

Jan 6, 2017

Excellent introduction on how the international criminal court system works.

By 菅原正規

Jul 3, 2018

So exciting programs for all persons who have interest in the international

By Roxanne m

Jul 8, 2020

super informative and added to the content im learning in my law degree

By Salaheldin O M S

Jan 17, 2020

It is very great course about the investigation of international crimes

By Aidan S

Oct 29, 2018

Excellent introduction, with enough depth that it's challenging.

By Lalith B

Dec 4, 2017

The course was engaging, informative and relevant. Thank you!

By Vishal S

Jul 5, 2020

Great course. It provides extensive conceptual clarity.

By Songnaith U

Mar 27, 2017

Clear, succinct and easy to follow even for a beginner.

By Anna L S

Mar 10, 2017

I think it was very interesting and useful, thank you!

By Isaac M B M

Nov 4, 2016

Excelent course! The teachers are really very wise!

By Ionut M C

Feb 21, 2019

Great content and teachers. Loved the interviews!

By Viviana E M M

Apr 18, 2020

It is very hard but I learned a lot, thank you!

By Girshel D

May 23, 2017

Thank you very much for this interesting course

By tra d b k l

May 19, 2017

Very good by key concepts lake explaination


Jan 20, 2017

Vraiment très bien réalisé, merci beaucoup!

By Cornelius H ( O

Mar 21, 2020


Thank you Prof Stahn

By Amr A W

Oct 4, 2019

It is an excellent course. Thank you.

By Bolaji S A O

Nov 15, 2017

Excellent course! Highly recommended.

By Bolaji A

Oct 14, 2020

Had a pleasant learning experience

By Deleted A

May 30, 2017

Great course

Thank you very much