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Reconciliation in a post-conflict society

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Kod przedmiotu: 2200-9HA-9 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.6 / (0312) Politologia i wiedza o społeczeństwie
Nazwa przedmiotu: Reconciliation in a post-conflict society
Jednostka: Wydział Prawa i Administracji
Grupy: Humanitarian Action
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
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Skrócony opis:

The module is a requirement for obtaining the NOHA Master’s degree.

The overall objective of the course is to introduce students to the concept of reconciliation, justice. Students will learn about definitions of international crimes, criminal jurisdiction, international tribunals. They will learn how to apply legal sources to facts and they will discuss the possibility of reconciliation

Pełny opis:

Week 1 - 19.02.2018

Global Health Week (there is no Reconciliation in post-conflict course)

Week 2 - 26.02.2018

Introductory terms:

- Concept of justice (restorative, retributive justice) and reconciliation

- history of international criminal law (ICL),

- main sources of ICL,

- relation between ICL and international humanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law

- Division between responsibility of different subjects (states, individuals, legal entities)

Week 3 - 05.03.2018

International crimes:

" Aggression

" War crimes

" Genocide

" Crimes against humanity

" Ethnic cleansing

" Slavery,

" Torture,

" Apartheid,

" Enforced disappearance

" Terrorism

Week 4 - 12.03.2018

Principles of individual responsibility

" Forms of participation in crimes (aiding and abetting, ordering, planning, preparation, instigation, joint criminal enterprise, conspiracy, commission through another person, international corporate criminal responsibility)

" Defences (superior order, duress, necessity, self-defence, intoxication, mistake of fact, mistake of law, mental incapacity)

" Irrelevance of immunities

" Command/superior responsibility

Week 5 - 19.03.2018

National and international jurisdiction

" National criminal jurisdiction (incl. universal jurisdiction)

" aut dedere aut iudicare principle

" international jurisdiction

o ad hoc tribunals (ICTY, ICTR), Residual Mechanism

o hybrid tribunals


Week 6 - 26.03.2018

The ICC struggle for global jurisdiction:

1. battle with African Union

2. rivalry between ICC and other international tribunals

" Sudan (Darfur situation) (Al Bashir)

" Kenya


(this class has as its aim to summarise knowledge and prepare you for a test)

Week 7 - 2.04.2018


Week 8 - 09.04.2018

Test (about 30 minutes)

Q&A session

Execution of justice (procedure issues):

" Rights of victims

" Rights of offenders

" Collection of evidence

" Cooperation between states

Week 9 - 16.04.2018

The impact of national and international tribunals on reconciliation within societies:

o Nuremberg and Tokyo and WWII national trials legacy

o Case study on crimes committed during Warsaw Uprising 1944

Week 10 - 23.04.2018

The impact of national and international tribunals on reconciliation within societies:

" Cambodia

Week 11 - 30.04.2018

Classes cancelled due to the decision of the Dean (re-scheduled to 10.05.2018)

Week 12 - 07.05.2018 and 10.05.2018

7.05.2018 Truth commissions:

" South Africa

" Guatemala

Additional Classes on 10.05.2018 at. 9.45 in room 010 (Grey Villa, Collegium Iuridicum IV, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 47)

The impact of national and international tribunals on reconciliation within societies:


Week 13 - 14.05.2018


" Sierra Leone

Week 14 -21.05.2018

Lustration process:

(Eastern Europe)

" Poland

" Germany

" Czech Republic

Week 15 -28.05.2018


Week 16 -4.06.2018



Students will be provided with detailed bibliography a week in advance for each lecture. All literature which students are requested to read in order to prepare for the course will be put in the Blackboard.

In addition, The students are recommended to use any International Criminal Law Handbook which they find suitable for them. You can choose e.g. from:

• I. Bantekas, S. Nash, International criminal law.

• M. Ch. Bassiouni, International criminal law.

• K. Kittichaisaree, International criminal law.

• W. Schabas, An Introduction to International Criminal Court

• W. Schabas, Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Efekty uczenia się:

After finishing the course, a student:


• Has a thorough knowledge of the main institutions of international system of justice, describes principles of their functioning and analyses their legal basis.

• Has a critical understanding of the various models of reconciliation in post-conflict societies, including threats and opportunities related to them, and their possible impact on the needs and rights of crisis-affected people.


• Has proven to be able to identify and critically analyse problems associated with the execution of justice in the cases of violation of international obligations, and formulate adequate recommendations for response.

• Has the ability to solve the legal case studies concerning the liability of both the individuals and the state and non-state actors with a clear application of humanitarian standards and principles as well as respect for the needs of crisis-affected people.

Social competences:

• Has shown to be able to transfer acquired knowledge to real life situations, in particular in a form of largely self-directed short research project.

• Compares different models of justice and their impact on reconciliation, is able to critically assess their results within a given society, formulates opinions on models of reconciliation with reference to lessons learned in other countries.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

30 % - Activeness

70 % - one written tests (open and closed questions)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2020/21" (zakończony)

Okres: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Seminarium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
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Prowadzący grup: Patrycja Grzebyk
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