International Criminal Procedure and Pratice | 4706
The International Criminal Court and the various international and internationalized tribunals such as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia prosecute a unique and evolving set of international criminal laws designed to end the impunity of military and political leaders engaged in mass violence. The post-World War II Nuremberg trials were the first attempt to use tribunals to hold individuals criminally responsible. Later, the Nuremberg precedent was the basis of the creation of ad hoc war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the early 1990s, which then opened the door to other tribunals such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers for Cambodia and the International Criminal Court. The practitioners of the tribunals represent the range of cultures, mores and legal traditions of the world. These varied experiences create different expectations as to the conduct of proceedings and what amounts to procedural fairness. This course studies the rules of procedure and practice that have developed at the international tribunals in this multi-cultural context. Grades: Course grades will be one based on one paper (4/5) and class participation (1/5).
Credit Hours: N/A
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)