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Subtitles: English, Spanish

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ProsecutionCriminal JusticeInternational LawLaw
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Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 7-8 hours of lectures and assessments...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction

This introduction will give the learner a brief outline as to how the course is structured, how it will be graded and the ideal pace at which the course should be completed. This module includes a primer on international law that will introduce students with limited backgrounds on international law to the basic foundations of the field. This lesson also includes a video lecture and readings that outline the brief history of international criminal law starting with the Nuremberg Trials. Lastly, this module explores the legacy of the Nuremberg Court and lets students apply the lessons learned from Nuremberg to a fictional fact pattern through a set of simulations....
Reading
1 video (Total 63 min), 12 readings
Reading12 readings
About the Course10m
Online Simulations10m
A Primer on International Law10m
Is International Law Really Law?10m
The Sources of International Law10m
Treaties10m
Customary International Law10m
The United Nations and the Formation of International Law10m
Reading Materials10m
Online Simulation 110m
Online Simulation 210m
Online Simulation 310m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Peace Versus Justice

This lesson includes a video lecture and readings that elaborate on the tensions between peace and justice in international law and diplomacy. This lesson specifically explores the limits placed on the international duty to prosecute certain crimes and surveys the breaches of international law that require a duty to prosecute....
Reading
1 video (Total 47 min), 1 reading
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Reading Materials10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Terrorism and Piracy

This lesson includes a video lecture and readings that discuss the international definition of terrorism and why reaching such a definition has become a divisive issue in international law. This lesson further discusses the intricacies of the modern international classifications of piracy. Lastly, this lesson includes a simulation that allows students to apply the issues discussed in the readings and lecture to a fictional UN conference....
Reading
1 video (Total 40 min), 2 readings
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Reading Materials10m
Online Simulation 410m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Unique Modes of Liability

This lesson contains a video lecture and readings that explore the unique attributes of different forms of criminal responsibility in international law including command responsibility, joint criminal liability, control of the crime doctrine and incitement. This lesson also involves a simulation that allows students to apply the issues discussed in the readings and lecture to a fictional fact pattern....
Reading
1 video (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Reading Materials10m
Online Simulation 510m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Mid-Term Multiple Choice Exam20m
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By AGNov 15th 2015

This course is flexible & stuffed with huge information which is really helpful to build our knowledge. Thank you very very much for providing this course.\n\nAnnesha Kar Gupta

By EBNov 29th 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this highly informative course - it shed a lot of light on aspects which have puzzled me over the years. Fascinating and very well presented. Thank you.

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Michael Scharf

Interim Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law
School of Law

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a leading national research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Through its seven schools and college, Case Western Reserve offers top-10 programs in health law, organizational behavior and social work and top-25 programs in biomedical engineering, international law, medicine and nursing. More than 4,000 undergraduate and nearly 6,000 graduate and professional students are enrolled at CWRU, representing all 50 states and more than 90 countries....

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