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 rules of procedure 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, SECOND EDITION (Foundation Press 2010). ISBN 9781599417530 David Scheffer, ALL THE MISSING SOULS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNALS (Princeton University Press, 2012). ISBN: 9780691140155

Catalog Number: CONPUB 695
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureInternational Law Practice Area

Course History


Spring 2014
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 19


Spring 2013
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 22


Spring 2012
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 29