Para quién es esta clase: 00\nThe International Criminal Court sentenced Thomas Lubanga to 14 years of imprisonment for using child soldiers in conflict. This was the first conviction of the International Criminal Court. The Rwanda tribunal has issued 47 convictions over the past two decades. Sentences were an average shortly above 22 years. The Yugoslavia tribunal has held proceedings against 151 accused. The average sentence was around 15 years. How can this be explained? International criminal courts and tribunals investigate and prosecute individuals accused of committing some of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. \n0:49\nIf these crimes are called the most serious crimes of concern to all of us, and the sentences to lenient, \n0:57\nhow can punishment reflect the horrors and social harm at cost? Who is effectively held accountable for these crimes, the foot soldier, the military commander, or the political leader? And who decides on the guilt or innocence of this person? \n1:14\nWelcome to International law in action, part 2, investigating and prosecuting international crimes. My name is Carsten Stahn. I'm a professor of International Criminal Law & Global Justice at Leiden University. In this course, I will introduce you to the how and the why of international criminal justice and the workings of the international criminal courts and tribunals. \n1:41\nMany of these traditional institutions are based here in The Hague, the city of peace and justice, and home to our university campus. \n1:50\nIn these coming weeks, we will travel to some of the darkest times in human history. The Second World War, the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and more recent conflicts like the one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will learn when the crime constitutes genocide, which is also called the crime of crimes, what conditions must be met before a crime can be called a crime against humanity, and what constitutes a war crime. The second focus of our inquiry is the legal process. Who will be tried for the crimes committed and why? Who are the main actors involved in the process? How is a case built? Which institution is best equipped to try the accused? We will then move on to the trial. \n2:40\nThe trial is to some extent like a classical drama. It involves different protagonists. The prosecutor, the judges, and the accused and his defense counsel. They all have different roles. We will cover their perspectives on international criminal justice. My colleague, Joseph Powderly, will tell you all about the judges. Another colleague, Sergey Vasiliev, will introduce you to an additional player, the victims. But no one is better equipped to teach you more about their work than the judge, the prosecutor, and defense counsel themselves. So we have a special treat for you. You have an opportunity to join us for interviews with ICC President, Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, ICTY Prosecutor, Serge Brammertz, and Defense Counsel, Karim Kahn. They will take you inside the world of international criminal justice. \n3:37\nSo I invite you to join us once again in the exploration of international law in action.


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Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty.
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Great course.

really good knowledge about international tax law, and also provides good reading material for students to read, very enlightening.

Great course for any professional who wants to learn more about direct taxation and tax planning. Subjects like BEPS, EU State aid etc. are covered at length! Definitely recommended!

Maybe just some small points of criticism: the assignments are not very clear, the time shown you need for the course and for the reading is not accurate, prepare for more if you wish to really get something out of the course.

Excellent course, very pertinent themes and broad analysis of subjects very critical to the day-to-day of a International Tax professional. Instructors and mediators are outstanding. Highly recommended!