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Spring 2024 Course

International Criminal Law

Prerequisites: Public international law is helpful but is not a prerequisite.

Exam Type: No Exam

This course will focus on the prosecution of international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression, torture, and terrorism) by international and national courts. We will study the development of the law of these crimes — including the elements of crimes, modes of liability, and defenses — as well as the institutional, political, strategic, logistical and procedural challenges faced by prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges who adjudicate these crimes. The ambition of the course will be to understand the law and its development, as well as the dynamic application of the law in the courts that pursue these cases.