Prosecuting Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity at the International Tribunals | L4297

This course will focus on the work of the five current international criminal tribunals: Yugoslavia (ICTY), Rwanda (ICTR), Sierra Leone (SCSL), Cambodia (ECCC), Lebanon (SCL) and the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). We'll also be studying the origins of international tribunals at the Nuremberg (IMT) and Tokyo (IMTFE) Tribunals, as well as examining an assortment of domestic courts that are helping to shape customary law by prosecuting under the theory of universal jurisdiction or litigating alien tort claims cases. The class will study the substantive core crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, the forms of individual and command responsibility, the issue of international jurisdiction, and the various issues of procedure and politics that confront these tribunals.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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