International Crimes: From Nuremberg to Guantanamo Bay

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
International Criminal Law
Summer 2023
Taught By: Glynn Torres-Spelliscy
Section: A

CRN: 1928

Credits: 3

From the Nazi concentration camps to the killing fields of Pol Pot’s Cambodia to the deserts of Darfur, human beings have displayed a seemingly unlimited capacity for cruelty. International legal prohibitions on war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide are designed to deter and punish such crimes. Although treaties regulating the wartime conduct of soldiers and states predated the formation of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, the tribunal was the first international body ever established to try state leaders, not only for wartime conduct but also for their domestic policies. We examine the complex legal issues associated with the prosecution of these crimes by tracking the development of international institutions from Nuremberg to the International Criminal Court.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: June 13, 2023 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 21, 2023 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:40pm EDT 5/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 6/5/2023 - 8/6/2023