International Criminal Law

This course will examine the jurisdiction of both national and international courts in respect of international crimes; the principal international crimes (genocide,, aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism and torture); the ad hoc international criminal courts for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court and the Special Criminal Court for Sierra Leone; the general principles of international criminal law, including legality, mens rea, individual criminal responsibility, command responsibility, superior orders, necessity, immunity and statutes of limitations; and the extradition of offenders to national courts and the surrender of offenders to international courts.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Prerequisite Information

Law 275 International Law

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