Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Prevention of Genocide (LAW-940-001)
Juan Mendez

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:20 AM (MW)

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 22

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U* Notice - This course as offered *may* be eligible to satisfy Upper Level Writing Requirement. Students must have an explicit conversation with the professor no later than the end of the add/drop period, confirming that they intend to use the course assignment to fulfill the ULWR. Students must inquire and professors must agree to supervise the ULWR in writing. Students must present a written product for grading that meets both ULWR standards and the requirements of the course assignment.


The course reviews the normative frameworks in International Law that specifically address prevention of human rights violations regarding genocide, torture and more generally international crimes. It analyze international efforts to establish effective mechanisms to prevent mass atrocities and international crimes. The course provides the opportunity for a critical examination of the architecture of universal and regional bodies (including political organs and human rights protection mechanisms) with reference to successes and failures in prevention.

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