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International Criminal Law

This course provides an introduction to international criminal law as it pertains to the international and hybrid criminal tribunals. These include the International Criminal Court, the International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the Kosovo and Timor-Leste courts, and the Iraqi High Criminal Court. Students study the sources and evolving definitions of the atrocity crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression and large-scale terrorism, as well as the creation and jurisprudence of the tribunals. Principles of criminal law as they pertain to international practice and the various modes of participation by suspects are examined. Special attention is paid to the debate over the crime of torture and recent U.S. litigation pertaining to the "war on terror." Exam.


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  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 20



Spring 2013
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: International Criminal Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 17