Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International and Comparative Criminal Law

429 | 2.0 credits


This course will address substantive and procedural issues. The topics under the substantive criminal law segment will include torture; genocide; terrorism; crimes against humanity; and war crimes, specifically focusing on the Nuremberg and Japanese tribunals established after World War II. The immunities enjoyed by diplomatic officers head of state and others; the International Criminal Court; and extradition and death penalty will also be discussed. The other segment will address the differences between the criminal procedure in the U.S. and the civil law countries, the evolution from an inquisitorial to an adversarial system in the latter countries, and the reforms that are currently taking place in the Latin American countries.