Curriculum

International Criminal Law

B565 is taught by D. Fidler

International criminal law has become an increasingly important and controversial area in foreign policy and international relations. This course explores the main elements of this subject: (1) the international aspects of the application of national criminal law (e.g., extradition and law enforcement cooperation), (2) the development and enforcement of international crimes in national courts (e.g., torture and terrorism), and (3) the establishment and operation of international criminal tribunals and courts (e.g., Nuremberg, Yugoslavian, and Rwandan war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court). This course fulfills the second-year writing requirement, and thus grades will be based on a series of writing assignments. Second-year students who have not satisfied the requirement will receive priority in enrollment.