International Criminal Law - LAW 463

After a brief survey of the history of International Criminal Law and the development of international criminal courts, the course will examine the problem of sources and goals of international criminal justice. Alternative responses to mass atrocities will be explored. Genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression will then be examined in some details. Next, the attention of the course will focus on the departures of international criminal procedure and evidence from forms of justice prevailing in national law enforcement systems. The course will end with an analysis of special difficulties encountered by international criminal courts. Prerequisites: LAW 208, LAW 308.
Language of Instruction: English (legal terms, however, are also given in Arabic and French).