Summer 2020 Course Schedule

International Legal Approaches to Terrorism (LAW-907-E001)
Alysson Ouoba

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

Enrolled: 11 / Limit: 30

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LAW-907 and LAW-906 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 907-001: International Legal Approaches to Terrorism in the 21st Century will examine counter-terrorism measures from an international and comparative law perspective and consider the interrelation between these measures and the obligations of states under international human rights and humanitarian law. The course will explore the status of different international players under international law and address questions such as: What is the definition of terrorism? Is the use of force in response to acts of terrorism permitted under international law? Is international law adequately equipped to deal with the “war on terror”? 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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