Transitional Justice Mechanisms

SLN #: 24184
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 041
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Williamson

Course Description:
This course will be taught by the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, who also served as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and for the European Union. The course will examine the development of the field of international justice, the political and policy context in which transitional justice mechanisms are created and operate, and the record and jurisprudence of the various institutions established since the 1990’s when the modern era of international justice commenced. In addition to the classroom instruction and discussion, students will select a country or region that has confronted transitional justice challenges and will analyze whether the approaches employed to deliver justice have been successful and what alternative approaches, if any, might have produced better results.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Class participation and attendance will account for 10% of a student’s grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.