International Crimes: From Nuremberg to Guantanamo Bay

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

International Criminal Law

Summer 2020

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: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 8:40pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020