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War Crimes & Prosecutions
Professor Jonathan Drimmer
LL.M Seminar 937 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
This course focuses on international war crimes and legal actions taken against war crimes violators. Using such topics as the abuse allegations as irregular rendition, the trial of Saddam Hussein, the arrest warrant for Omar Al-Bashir, the Armenian Genocide, and other events, the course will explore in depth topics such as the principal international war crimes, universal jurisdiction and issues surrounding jurisdiction to conduct war crimes trials, civil remedies for war crimes under the Alien Tort Statute, who should conduct war crimes trials, and other matters. Students will be expected to write a paper, approximately 12-15 pages, on a topic of their choosing pertaining to war crimes, and to participate in class discussions.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Law of War Seminar or War Crimes, Terrorism and International Criminal Procedure
This course will meet on the following days during the Fall 2015 semester: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.