HIST 4291 War Crimes Trials (Fall: 3 )
The twentieth century has proven to be one of the most murderous in human history. The massive and in many ways unprecedented use of sytematic atrocities in this century have provoked an equally unprecendented response--so-called war crimes trials. In reality, this tem covers a broad range of legal responses to systematic mass atrocity international trials, domestic trials, and truth and reconciliation commissions. We will consider examples of all of these and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach before concluding with a general consideration of the limits and possiblities of the law in confronting such enormous crimes.
Instructor(s): Devin Pendas
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14