UGLB

3519

Global Outlaws? Law & Crime

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Outlaws? Law & Crime

Spring 2019

Taught By:

Section: A

CRN: 4293

Credits: 3

In a world of conflict and catastrophe, is there such a thing as global justice? This course is an introduction to international criminal law (ICL) and explores the potential for courts and tribunals to deter international crimes and promote international peace, security and reconciliation. Students will consider philosophical and practical aspects of the prosecution, trial and punishment of individuals alleged to have committed crimes considered to be among the most serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. We will study the origins and evolution of ICL, the elements of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and the fundamentals of international criminal responsibility. Special reference will be made to the creation, development and work of international criminal courts and tribunals including those for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia and Lebanon as well as the International Criminal Court (ICC). We will examine the advantages and disadvantages of international, transnational and national approaches to dealing with past atrocities through litigation. The course assumes no prior exposure to legal studies.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 24

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 10:52pm 8/19/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019