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International Criminal Law
J.D. Course 790 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
Individuals are increasingly subject to prosecution for violations of international law, both in national courts and, now more prominently, in international tribunals. The case of General Pinochet of Chile is the most famous example of the first type of jurisdiction. The cases of Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia and Charles Taylor of Liberia illustrate the latter. In more recent years there have been the cases of President Al-Bashir of Sudan and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. These developments present major new issues for international law, which formerly focused on the obligations of states. We will examine the applicable law of international crimes; the choices of procedure for international courts; the powers to enforce orders and judgments of both national and international courts; and the challenges posed by the complementary jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Recommended: Criminal Law.
Students may not receive credit for the J.D. courses, International Criminal Law or International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Courts or the first-year elective, International Criminal Law or the J.D. seminar, International Criminal Law: Tribunals and Crimes or the graduate course, International Criminal Law.