Summer 2020 Course Schedule

International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability (LAW-906-E001)
Susana SaCouto

Meets: 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM (TuWThF*)

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 30

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LAW-906 and LAW-907 are designed to be taken together. If you would like to consider only taking one or the other, please contact the Matt Bowers in War Crimes Research Office ( for more information. All summer 2020 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. Certain class days may have virtual site visits or reviews following the regularly scheduled class time. Please see the attached draft program schedule.


LAW 906-001: International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability will provide an introduction to international criminal law and explore the various ways in which national, internationalized, and international courts and tribunals have attempted to enforce criminal responsibility for serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law. The course will also examine the role of states, their obligations under international law, and the obstacles they face in bringing to justice those responsible for international crimes. Each session is taught by experts and/or practitioners in the field, including judges, prosecutors, and other personnel from the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the T.M.C. Asser Institute, and other international organizations. Students are expected to complete assigned readings, participate regularly in all scheduled classes and events, and successfully pass a final written exam for each course. The course grade will be based on attendance, participation, and final exam grade. Exams are conducted online following a week of reading period after the program end date. Students may take their exams anywhere they would like within the prescribed time period.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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