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859 avaliações

Sobre o curso

-- About the Course -- From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom. -- Course Syllabus -- This course comprises eight units (or "modules"). Each will include an assigned reading, typically an article or book chapter, as well as a simulation designed to bring the readings to life. I will also offer video lectures on each of the topics, accompanied by slides. In addition, there will be online role-play exercises and debates, enabling the students to share their own insights. The order of class sessions will be: (1) History: From Nuremberg to The Hague (2) International Crimes Part 1: War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and Torture (3) International Crimes Part 2: Terrorism and Piracy (4) Special modes of liability: command responsibility, co-perpetration, and incitement (5) Special defenses: insanity, obedience to orders, duress, and head of state immunity (6) Gaining custody of the accused: extradition, luring, abduction, and targeted killing (7) Pre-Trial Issues: plea bargaining, self-representation, and exclusion of torture evidence (8) Maintaining control of the courtroom -- Recommended Background -- You don’t have to be a lawyer and there are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable. -- Suggested Readings -- Students should read the assigned online materials for each unit in advance of the class session. In addition, students are invited to subscribe to “War Crimes Prosecution Watch,” a free bi-weekly e-newsletter that summarizes the latest developments in the field of international criminal law. -- Course Format -- This course is made up of eight content units. Each unit is based on an online reading assignment, a video lecture of about one hour in length, and one or more role play exercises to stimulate on-line discussion. The course also offers in-video enrichment quizzes (ungraded) for each unit, a ten question multiple choice midterm diagnostics exam (ungraded), and a ten question True/False Final Exam. -- FAQ-- How will this course be graded? This course is graded on completion. In order to complete the course each student must: (1) finish each module (or “lesson”); (2) write at least one essay response of 200 words or more for at least one simulation throughout the course; and (3) get a score of 6 out of 10 or better on the Final Exam. What resources will I need for this course? For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to read and discuss the exciting materials available online. What is the coolest thing about this course? The topics we will be discussing are ripped from the headlines. The topics are often controversial and thought-provoking, and always exciting....

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24 de out de 2020

Extremely well-organized. Really glad to see how all previous examples and history records were referenced to every topic. Neatly explained topics. Every aspect was discussed and explained in detail.


21 de set de 2020

learned so much from this course, absolutely loved it, and the way the professor taught the lessons showed his experience and his knowledge even for fist timers it would be a great course to opt for.

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por Kerry S P

28 de jan de 2021

I found this course to be so informative and interesting. No ramblings just really necessary and interesting interactive learning.

por Andrew S T

16 de jul de 2020

The course was absolutely interesting with appropriate precedents to show how the law has been applied to real cases from history.

por Lizandro C S

14 de jul de 2020

El curso es muy completo, así mismo está a cargo de un excelente profesor con una gran experiencia y conocimiento frente al tema.

por Sebastian S

10 de fev de 2021

Fantastic course with an excellent and engaging professor. I would recommend to anyone interested in international criminal law.

por Asif-Uz-Zaman K S

19 de ago de 2020

Some lectures were seemingly one sided political but they were great to understand the Law. Thank you Professor Michael Scharf.

por Aravind S

9 de jul de 2020

Really beautifully explained, especially to a beginner with no Law experience, having only participated in Model United Nations

por Pemi R O

26 de dez de 2017

I 'm fully happy to be part of this course. Thanks the organizer and everyone that make the course possible for people like me.

por Jacob D

18 de fev de 2020

it is a lot to take in, but i found that the videos made the subjects covered so much clearer in my head.

Great course overall.

por Yury

17 de jun de 2016

Este curso é excelente demais , está me ajudando muito com a área de Direito Penal Internacional nos conhecimentos adquiridos.

por My I

13 de out de 2015

Excelente curso, los casos, ejemplos y leyes internacionales son muy buenas y actualizadas. Sigan con estos cursos de derecho.

por Robin S

19 de jul de 2021

C​ourse was first class.

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por Kateryna M

20 de mai de 2020

That is an amazing journey to International criminal law! It was very interesting and also practical course!

Highly recommend!

por Ana E L A

14 de jan de 2020

Excelente curso! Muito interessante, principalmente devido aos acontecimentos recentes entre Estado Unidos e Irã. vale a pena


19 de jul de 2021

Hi​ghly informative and interesting! Recommended for anyone interested in the confluence of international and criminal law.

por María A H

28 de jun de 2020

Very usefull and well-organized course. I trully recommend this course for anyone interested in International criminal law.

por Dr R K

3 de mai de 2020

wonderful programme and most important, wonderful instructor. I recommend this course for Law professors and Law students.

por Alina A

29 de out de 2016

This course can develop skills of legal analysis of the international trials and shows the foundations for legal opinions.

por Aalok N C

9 de set de 2020

Just a brilliant course to understand international law . I want to thank Mr. Micheal who presented this very beautifully

por Andrés F R C

15 de jul de 2020

Maravilloso profesor. Muy claras las explicaciones y muy pertinente el uso de muchos casos para lograr mayor comprensión.

por Rosalina d M P M

4 de mai de 2020

I found the course wonderful !!! The teacher is excellent, congratulations on the wisdom of teaching Michael. Thank you!

por Aarti v

1 de abr de 2020

This course was very interesting and gave me detailed knowledge about international law with help of various case study.

por jamesmalumo

17 de mai de 2018

This course was very good and it really helped me alot to understand what going around with international criminal law

por Daniel H A M

20 de jun de 2020

I really have enjoyed this course a lot and learned many new concepts about Internation Criminal Law.

Thank you so much

por Marija R

21 de mar de 2020

Michael Scharf is an excellent professor, I greatly enjoyed the course, which was extremely imteresting and motivating.

por Emmanuel H

27 de dez de 2018

I observe this course with intentionally and critically , i hope i will get some vital education and necessary lessons.