The State, Violence, and International Law
General Catalog Course Title:
Freshman Seminar
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Spring 2011
Spring 2010
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Cohen, David

This seminar will meet the whole semester but have various weeks off to prepare for longer assignments. Our seminar will examine the development of the new war crimes tribunal established by the UN and the Cambodian government to provide justice for victims of the Khmer Rouge Genocide (1975-79). We will examine the genocide itself, the years of negotiation that led to the creation of the court, and the challenges facing this "hybrid" national/international institution as it prepares for its first trial, which is scheduled to begin in March 2009. We will also read materials about other international tribuanls for comparative analysis.

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