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-- 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....



Apr 11, 2020

The course is very informative and concise, yet it does not leave details that is necessary for nouvelle learners like me, who are interested to delve into understanding International Criminal Law.


Jun 05, 2020

Being a law student one should always expand and widen the knowledge of globally affected issues and international criminal court. this course helps me expand my horizons in international laws.

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von Anna P

Jul 19, 2017

The best course on I hope it will continue.

von Sabari K S

May 24, 2020

highly useful especially the professor is great.....

von MD. T R

May 31, 2020

This was a nice course with great examples. Thank you.

von Abrar a

May 17, 2020

Awesome course and we have learned

New things about law

von Natalia E

Feb 26, 2019

Excellent course, very interesting and well designed.

von Miguel B

Jun 11, 2018

me gusta solamente que me cuesta traducirlo en español

von Juan P C E

Mar 13, 2016

Excelente curso, muy interesante y muy bien planeado.

von Antonio G

May 14, 2020

Muito bom , aprender um à mais, do que eu já sabia .

von Katherine A

Mar 23, 2020

Verdaderamente excelente. Infinitamente recomendado!

von Tahmidur R

Feb 26, 2016

Thank you for this magnificently resourceful course!

von Kwasi D

Nov 05, 2015

Enjoyed the course. Very interesting and insightful.

von Boruleva E D

Jun 13, 2020

Очень интересный курс! всё разобрано по полочкам!!!


May 26, 2020

Am most delighted to complete this course of study.

von Jacinthe N

Jun 17, 2018

Great, interesting, engaging and fascinating course

von Maverick A A

Sep 09, 2015

Best Course and very important to every law student

von Samantha S

Sep 05, 2015

I like the dynamic teaching style of the professor.

von Железцов М Л

May 24, 2020

Persistent and patient as my moto for life now ;)

von Mustafa S G

Jun 08, 2020

Incredible course, thanks to Proffessor Scharf.

von Syed S A

May 21, 2020

OMG! Thats Amazing eer .Just Loved Coursera ..!

von Cleiton P

Sep 22, 2015

Thanks for sharing this amazing course with us.

von Maria M

Jun 15, 2020

Thank you Prof. Scharf for a wonderful course!

von Bolaji S A O

Nov 01, 2017

Fantastic intro to a fascinating field of law.

von Joko S

Apr 03, 2020

Please send me certified from Course learning

von Jairo G P

May 14, 2019

It's very good and the professor is excelent!