International Criminal Law
Spring 2013 • LAW 610 • Credits: 3
Instructor: Michelle McKinley
This course introduces students to the growing field of International Criminal Law and transitional justice. Course materials include a study of specialized international criminal tribunals (ICT-Yugoslavia and ICT-Rwanda) and Special Courts (Sierra Leone), hybrid tribunals (DRC, Liberia), and the establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC). In addition to the machinery of punitive judicial processes, the course critically examines the field of transitional justice in countries emerging from brutal periods in their history. Students will be exposed to the choices countries face in opting between punitive and restorative justice. Pre-requisites: students must have taken International Law, Human Rights, or International Trade and Development.