Course Details

International Criminal Law

This course provides an introduction to international criminal law as it pertains to the Nuremberg and Tokyo military tribunals and the contemporary international and hybrid criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court, the International Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (and their successor, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals), the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Students study the sources and evolving definitions of the atrocity crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression, as well as the creation, jurisprudence, and modes of participation of the tribunals. Teaching Method: Class Participation, Discussion, Guest Speakers, Lecture, Readings Evaluation Method: Attendance, Class Participation, Final Exam, Readings Class Materials: Beth van Schaack and Ronald C. Slye, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW AND ITS ENFORCEMENT: CASES AND MATERIALS, THIRD EDITION (Foundation Press 2015). ISBN 9781609304621

Catalog Number: CONPUB 695
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureInternational Law Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 28

Spring 2017
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 15

Spring 2016
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 15

Spring 2015
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 26