Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Criminal Law
J.D. Course 790 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course surveys basic principles of jurisdiction in international criminal law, focuses on specific applications (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, terrorism), and examines the prosection of core crimes--aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide--in international tribunals. We will survey international tribunals from Nuremberg and Tokyo to The Hague, including the work of the International Criminal Court. Topics also include alternatives to prosecution (truth commissions, reconciliation, informal justice) in post-conflict societies, and the evolving international law concerning crimes against women. Relevant procedural issues, such as the extraterritorial application of the U.S. Constitution, immunities, and extradition, will also be covered as time permits.
Recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the graduate course with the same title; the first-year elective by the same title; or the upperclass courses, International Criminal Law Seminar: Tribunals and Crimes or International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Courts.