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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
1° periodo di lezioni Oct 1, 2015 Dec 16, 2015
Periodo riservato ad eventuali recuperi di lezioni - dicembre 2015 Dec 17, 2015 Dec 18, 2015
2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Mar 21, 2016
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016 Apr 4, 2016 May 7, 2016
Periodo riservato ad eventuali recuperi di lezioni - maggio 2016 May 9, 2016 May 10, 2016
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria 15/16 - studenti f.c. - dicembre 2015 Dec 19, 2015 Dec 23, 2015
1° appello - Sessione invernale 15/16 Jan 8, 2016 Jan 18, 2016
2° appello - Sessione invernale 15/16 Jan 29, 2016 Feb 8, 2016
Sessione straordinaria 15/16 - studenti f.c. - marzo 2016 Mar 22, 2016 Mar 24, 2016
1° appello - Sessione estiva 15/16 May 12, 2016 May 23, 2016
2° appello - Sessione estiva 15/16 Jun 9, 2016 Jun 18, 2016
3° appello - Sessione estiva 15/16 Jul 7, 2016 Jul 16, 2016
1° appello - Sessione autunnale 15/16 Aug 29, 2016 Sep 7, 2016
2° appello - Sessione autunnale 15/16 Sep 22, 2016 Oct 1, 2016
Degree sessions
Session From To
Termine presentazione tesi di laurea - ottobre 2015 Sep 25, 2015 Sep 25, 2015
Sessione autunnale 14/15 Oct 22, 2015 Oct 23, 2015
Termine presentazione tesi di laurea - febbraio 2016 Jan 11, 2016 Jan 11, 2016
Sessione invernale 14/15 Feb 9, 2016 Feb 9, 2016
Termine presentazione tesi di laurea - marzo 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Feb 29, 2016
Sessione invernale - marzo 2016 Mar 30, 2016 Apr 1, 2016
Termine presentazione tesi di laurea - luglio 2016 Jun 13, 2016 Jun 13, 2016
Sessione estiva 15/16 Jul 4, 2016 Jul 5, 2016
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2015 Nov 1, 2015
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2015 Dec 8, 2015
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2015 Jan 6, 2016
Vacanze di Pasqua Mar 25, 2016 Mar 29, 2016
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
Festa del S. Patrono S. Zeno May 21, 2016 May 21, 2016
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2016 Jun 2, 2016

Exam calendar

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

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2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019

Learning outcomes

Students should have previous knowledge of criminal law. Therefore, they may attend this course if they have already passed the Criminal Law exam.

This course enables students to obtain comprehensive knowledge of the general principles and case-law relating to International and European Criminal Law.
The course will focus primarily on the historical evolution of the International Criminal Law, its structure, development and application before international criminal courts and tribunals. In so doing, considerable attention will be paid to contribution to the development of international criminal law made by the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals; the emergence of ad hoc tribunal (International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda) and in particular the International Criminal Court (ICC). Specifically, the course will examine in detail the “international crimes” (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crime of aggression), their structure, development and application before international courts and tribunals. The course will then analyze the general principles of international criminal law, such as the principle of legality, guilt, modes of participation in crime, defenses, jurisdiction and immunity. The course will conclude with an examination of the European criminal law. In this regard, the course will look at the so called “Europeanization” of substantial criminal law (in particular in the field of counter-terrorism, cybercrime, trafficking in human beings, illegal immigration and child pornography), the central importance of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on national law.
On completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- have a basic knowledge of the general principles of European and International Criminal Law
- identify and critically evaluate the role played by international criminal courts and tribunals
- assess and critically comment upon the concepts and main elements of international crimes,
- demonstrate an appropriate level of research skills in locating, evaluating and interpreting academic opinions and sources of International and European Criminal law, but also the case-law.
- solve problems and individual cases using the knowledge gained from the course
- acquire the skills to use library, legal databases and online resources independently


The course is divided in four parts:
1st Part: International criminal courts and tribunals
• Historical evolution, jurisdiction and structure of international criminal courts and tribunals
• The Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals
• The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
• The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL)
• The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
• International Criminal Court (ICC)

2nd Part: The international crimes
• The objective and subjective elements of international crimes
• War crimes
• Crimes against humanity
• Genocide
• Crime of aggression

3rd Part: General principles of International Criminal Law
- Individual criminal responsibility
- Participation/complicity
- Grounds excluding Criminal Responsibility
- Official Capacity and Immunity

4th Part: European Criminal Law
- Basic Principles of European Criminal Law
- The influence of European Criminal Law on domestic substantive criminal law
- Art 83 TFEU and European Directives
- European Convention on Human Rights
Teaching methods
Language of teaching for this course is English. All literature and auxiliary material are also in English.
For students attending classes, the course will be mainly based on lectures. Workshops, seminars about specific topics or case studies could be organized during the course. Some lectures or seminars could be also delivered by distinguished Visiting Professors and assistant lecturers. The online registration to the University e-learning platform will provide students with a source of reference, bibliography, scientific papers and selected case-law.

The professors will provide support to students non-attending classes during the office hours (see the Law Department webpage). Students non-attending classes may also register to the University e-learning platform and have access to a source of reference, bibliography, scientific papers and selected case-law.
For students attending classes, the reference book, available also in the Law Library, is:
- SATZGER H., International and European Criminal Law, C. H. Beck, München, second edition, 2018 (part “C” and “D”)
For students non-attending classes, the reference books, available also in the Law Library, are:
With regard to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Part of the program:
- WERLE G., JESSBERGER F., Principles of International Criminal Law, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014 (from part I to part VI)
With regard to the 4th part of the program:
- SATZGER H., International and European Criminal Law, 2nd ed., C. H. Beck, München, 2018 (part “C”)
In addition to the reference books, students may use the following essential bibliographical references to deepen specific topics covered by the course:
- DIJK P van., HOOF F. van, RIJN A.B. van, ZWAAK L. (eds.), Theory and Practice of The European Convention on Human Rights, 5th ed., Intersentia, Cambridge, 2018
- SCHABAS W., An Introduction to the International Criminal Court, 5th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017
- SCHABAS W. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016
- AMBOS K., European Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018
- AMBOS K., Treaties on International Criminal Law, The Crimes and Sentencing, vol. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014
- AMBOS K., Treaties on International Criminal Law, Foundations and General Part, vol. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013
- AMBOS K., Internationales Strafrecht, 5th ed., C. H. Beck, München, 2018
- WERLE G., JESSBERGER F., Völkerstrafrecht, 4th ed., Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2016

Students not-attending classes and ERASMUS students are kindly requested to contact the Professors at the beginning of the course, in order to agree on the exam’s program and the books to study.

The material provided by the professors throughout the entire course and available on the University e-learning platform represent the primary studying resource for students attending classes.
The regular consultation of the sources and case-law is warmly recommended. Therefore, students are invited to consult the following websites:
- International Criminal Court:
- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia:
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:
- Special Court for Sierra Leone:
- Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law:

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
MATERIALE DIDATTICO Il materiale giurisprudenziale verrà fornito ed aggiornato nelle lezioni ed esercitazioni  
SATZGER Helmut International and European Criminal Law (Edizione 2) , C. H. Beck, München 2018 Only part “C” and “D”

Examination Methods

The final exam consists of a written text with open questions (50% of the final note), followed by a short oral examination (50% of the final note). The admission to the oral part of exam will be subjected to a pass grade result from the written text. Both parts will be held in English.

The are no mid-term exams.

The final exam aims at verifying:
• The level of achievement of the learning outcomes previously identifies
• The linguistic accuracy
• The argumentative, reasoning and problem-solving skills
• The ability to connect systematically the knowledge achieved

Students attending classes have the possibility to write a short paper on specific topics, upon agreement with the professors. The paper will be discussed during the oral examination and will be part of the final exam.

Grades are awarded on a scale from 18 to 30, where 30 is the highest grade and 18 is the lowest grade to pass the exam. In case of an excellent knowledge, a high level of linguistic accuracy and an argumentative, reasoning and problem-solving capacity the candidate may earn the highest grade with “cum laude” honor.

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Type D and Type F activities

Le attività che consentono l’acquisizione dei crediti riservati alle attività formative a libera scelta dello studente (TAF D) sono le seguenti:
• Un insegnamento previsto nell’elenco delle attività formative (TAF D) allegato al piano didattico del corso di laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza;
• Un insegnamento attivato nei Corsi di studi afferenti al Collegio di Giurisprudenza;
• Un laboratorio didattico attivato nei Corsi di studi afferenti al Collegio di Giurisprudenza;
• Un laboratorio didattico attivato nei Corsi di studi afferenti al Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche;
• Un insegnamento previsto dall’Offerta Formativa di Ateneo, non impartito nell’ambito dei corsi di studi afferenti al Collegio di Giurisprudenza: il riconoscimento dei crediti acquisiti sarà subordinato alla preventiva presentazione di coerenti programmi formativi valutati dalla Commissione istruttoria per la didattica e approvati dal Collegio didattico.
• Attività formative organizzate dai singoli docenti del Collegio di Giurisprudenza o del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche: previa approvazione del Collegio ad esse verrà attribuito, dopo un’apposita verifica, un credito per ogni 6 ore di frequenza obbligatoria;
• Attività formative che implicano la partecipazione a convegni o seminari organizzati sotto il “logo” del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche o dell’Ateneo: devono essere preventivamente approvate dal Collegio di Giurisprudenza indicando un docente di riferimento del Collegio di Giurisprudenza ovvero del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche. Un credito per ogni giornata di convegno o di seminario si acquisisce dopo apposita verifica che dimostri l’avvenuta fruizione culturale del tema del convegno o del seminario.

Le attività che consentono l’acquisizione dei crediti riservati alle ulteriori attività formative (TAF F) sono le seguenti:
• Informatica (3 cfu)

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Internships are aimed at enabling students to gain direct knowledge of the world of work and to acquire specific professional skills.

Internships are carried out under the responsibility of an individual lecturer, and can be carried out in professional firms, public administration bodies and companies recognised by the University of Verona.

Any CFU credits gained by doing internships will be recognised and recorded by the University in accordance with the relevant University regulations in force (Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari).

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