Law 298 - International and Transnational Criminal Law
Director of the UCLA Transnational Program on Criminal Justice
Faculty Director of the UCLA Criminal Justice Program
S.J.D. Harvard, 2006
In this course, we will study topics such as international and transnational crimes (such as crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, corruption, narcotics and money laundering, and torture); the principles of jurisdiction that may be used to prescribe, adjudicate and enforce these crimes; enforcement mechanisms of these crimes (including the International Criminal Court and transnational prosecutions); principles of international criminal responsibility regarding international crimes; and the logistical and procedural challenges involved in the prosecution of these crimes (such as extraterritorial application of U.S. constitution, extradition, and abduction).
The main goal of this course is learning about the most important doctrines and institutions of international criminal law and the policy issues at stake in this field.