LAW 958-02 International Criminal Law

This course will explore the recognition and prosecution of international crimes (war crimes, aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, torture, and terrorism) by international and national courts. We will study the development of the law of these crimes, with a focus on the elements of crimes, but also considering issues of jurisdiction, modes of liability, and defenses. The goal of the course will be to understand the law and its development, as well as changes and growth in the application of the law in the courts that pursue these cases