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About the Course

-- About the Course -- From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom. -- Course Syllabus -- This course comprises eight units (or "modules"). Each will include an assigned reading, typically an article or book chapter, as well as a simulation designed to bring the readings to life. I will also offer video lectures on each of the topics, accompanied by slides. In addition, there will be online role-play exercises and debates, enabling the students to share their own insights. The order of class sessions will be: (1) History: From Nuremberg to The Hague (2) International Crimes Part 1: War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and Torture (3) International Crimes Part 2: Terrorism and Piracy (4) Special modes of liability: command responsibility, co-perpetration, and incitement (5) Special defenses: insanity, obedience to orders, duress, and head of state immunity (6) Gaining custody of the accused: extradition, luring, abduction, and targeted killing (7) Pre-Trial Issues: plea bargaining, self-representation, and exclusion of torture evidence (8) Maintaining control of the courtroom -- Recommended Background -- You don’t have to be a lawyer and there are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable. -- Suggested Readings -- Students should read the assigned online materials for each unit in advance of the class session. In addition, students are invited to subscribe to “War Crimes Prosecution Watch,” a free bi-weekly e-newsletter that summarizes the latest developments in the field of international criminal law. -- Course Format -- This course is made up of eight content units. Each unit is based on an online reading assignment, a video lecture of about one hour in length, and one or more role play exercises to stimulate on-line discussion. The course also offers in-video enrichment quizzes (ungraded) for each unit, a ten question multiple choice midterm diagnostics exam (ungraded), and a ten question True/False Final Exam. -- FAQ-- How will this course be graded? This course is graded on completion. In order to complete the course each student must: (1) finish each module (or “lesson”); (2) write at least one essay response of 200 words or more for at least one simulation throughout the course; and (3) get a score of 6 out of 10 or better on the Final Exam. What resources will I need for this course? For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to read and discuss the exciting materials available online. What is the coolest thing about this course? The topics we will be discussing are ripped from the headlines. The topics are often controversial and thought-provoking, and always exciting....

Top reviews

LS

Oct 25, 2020

Extremely well-organized. Really glad to see how all previous examples and history records were referenced to every topic. Neatly explained topics. Every aspect was discussed and explained in detail.

AM

Sep 22, 2020

learned so much from this course, absolutely loved it, and the way the professor taught the lessons showed his experience and his knowledge even for fist timers it would be a great course to opt for.

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By I.A. W

Jul 14, 2020

This is a superb course to understand the basic principles of international criminal law

By Mohamed H M

Feb 19, 2018

I am very happy to have benefited a lot to this course and thank you for the opportunity

By Mohammad N a

Oct 27, 2020

It was a useful course, as it carried important knowledge and facts at the global level

By Adil H

Sep 04, 2020

Great course gives vision about history as well as criminal justice.

100 percent usefull

By Muhammed M

Apr 02, 2019

i really learnt those things which was away from me and also enjoyed a lot this course.

By Rachel B

Apr 06, 2017

Fantastic course! I learned a lot about the fundamentals of International Criminal Law.

By Jose G R

Jan 18, 2017

Gran curso que te acerca de manera inmejorable a esta rama especifica del Derecho Penal

By R.T.Sameera S

Aug 08, 2015

This is a wonderful Course this really helpful to my future and nicely presented.Thanks

By james f r h

Jul 18, 2020

super, ya que esta capacitación abarca varias facetas muy interesantes para mi carrera

By Preethy A M

Oct 06, 2017

Really informative . First hand knowledge of the course co-ordinator was very useful.

By Shailendra S

Aug 10, 2015

Being in the profession of physical security, I found this subject very helpful.

Thanks

By Maria H d N B

Jul 06, 2020

Curso excelente! As aulas do professor Michael são incríveis, extremamente didáticas.

By Sebastián S H

May 10, 2020

Great Online Course, the videos with practical examples are clear and really helpful.

By Phillip D

Sep 01, 2018

Excellent source of information, clearly articulated by the professor in the videos.

By Andrés M R E

Jul 29, 2020

Excelente curso, muy buena la información, la dinámica y el método, felicitaciones.

By Shilpa M

Jun 13, 2020

The best lectures given by Sir.Michael Scharf. It is really a knowledgeable course.

By DIEGO V O

Apr 22, 2019

Excelente curso nos despeja muchas dudas de cómo se maneja el derecho internacional

By Fluffy G

Aug 26, 2020

This is really well done and interesting, a little tricky but truly enjoyable! :))

By Meenakshi S

Jul 23, 2020

the Course is quite interesting. Great Course for every student of any profession.

By Jeanette

Dec 03, 2019

Excelentes las explicaciones, videos, foros, correcciones. Recomendado totalmente!

By Diego I B S

Apr 30, 2018

excelente curso!!, con contenidos de primera que permiten ampliar el concocimiento

By Gutierrez Z T B

Oct 29, 2020

great to start getting the background and the basic of internacional crimanl law.

By Georgia D

Jul 10, 2020

I really enjoyed and learnt much in this interesting course, thank you very much!

By MEHMET F Ç

May 25, 2020

wow such a inspirational course.Thank you to those who made this course possible.

By MD.ASHIKUL I S S

May 21, 2020

Am from bangladesh.Thanks a lot Coursera for Leaned me international criminal law