Prevention of Genocide, Torture, and Other International Crimes (LAW-795F-001)
Assessment:"Students may elect to write a paper, on a topic to be approved in advance, which will satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Paper or Take-Home Exam with essay questions Class participation (33%) "
The goal of this course is to analyze efforts by the international community to establish effective mechanisms by which mass atrocities and torture can be prevented. We attempt this through a thorough review of normative and doctrinal frameworks, as well as a practical learning component. The course will examine the architecture of the universal and regional human rights protection systems and limitations on prevention capabilities; the role of political organs like the Security Council in protecting the lives of populations at risk; and the efforts to create preventative mechanisms in political, diplomatic, and legal spheres.
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