Prosecution Policies and Strategy at the International Criminal Court

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Winter 2013 Course
Meets: M, T, W, Th, F 1:30pm - 3:30pm in WCC Room 3018
2 classroom credits

This course will examine the ICC Prosecutor's policies and strategy with respect to investigations, complementarity, case selection, victim participation, disclosure and protection issues, charging decisions, modes of liability, particular crimes, and questions of peace versus justice. We will focus on particular ongoing cases at the ICC to study the challenges the Prosecutor faces of making decisions of law, policy and strategy in the context of a developing international institution whose goal is to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in areas of unfolding conflict. Knowledge of international humanitarian law is helpful but not required.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law , Procedure & Practice .