Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Intl Crim Law Practicum (Instructor Permission Required) (LAW-850A-001)
Susana Sacouto

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM (M) - Yuma - Room Y235

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 10

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This course requires instructor permission to enroll. Contact Prof. Susana SaCouto at ssacouto@wcl.american.edu. Course Prerequisites: International Law (LAW-660) and at least one of the following courses (previously or concurrently) or instructor permission: International Criminal Law (LAW-850), International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability (Law-906), International Humanitarian Law (LAW-620), International Human Rights Law (LAW-626), Criminal Procedure (LAW-508) or Evidence (LAW-633).


International criminal law (ICL) is a developing area of law. While ICL is enforced in a number of international or internationally-supported tribunals, it is also increasingly enforced in domestic courts, usually through domestic penal statutes or codes incorporating international norms. This practicum is intended to give students an opportunity to engage in real-life projects dealing with the investigation and prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Students will work on projects of the Washington College of Law's War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) undertaken in partnership with organizations involved in the investigation and prosecution of serious international crimes, including international and internationalized courts and tribunals; domestic courts with jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute such crimes; and government offices and inter- or non-governmental groups working in support of the investigation or prosecution of such crimes.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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