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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the course
(by obtaining a score of 6 or better out of ten on the Midterm and Final Exams)
will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor. Students who, in addition to fulfilling the
requirements for a “Statement of Accomplishment,” also post five or more
on-line submissions of over 200 words in length with respect to the simulations
and discussion exercises during the course will be awarded a Statement of
Accomplishment "with Distinction."
What is the “Signature Track” option?
- While this course is absolutely free, and there is no
charge for obtaining a Statement of Accomplishment, for a small fee, students
may subscribe to the Signature Track option, which offers you the chance to
earn a Verified Certificate for completing an eligible course like this
one. Signature Track securely links your
coursework to your real identity, allowing you to confidently show the world
what you have achieved on Coursera. We
are offering the Signature Track option for this course to facilitate the
ability of lawyers to get Continuing Legal Education credit for this course in
jurisdictions that award CLE for on-line programs.
What resources will I need for this
- For this course, all you need is an
Internet connection, and the time to read and discuss the exciting materials
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.
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.