Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Illicit International Markets

441 | 2.0 credits


This course examines the international trade in illicit and/or illegal goods, products and services (for example, trafficking in human beings, human body parts, drugs and money laundering). The course will explore international coordination of responses to such markets - the choice of eradication, regulation or suppression methodologies. In particular, the course will focus on the impact of laws, regulations and other suppression attempts on individual markets and on those societies or segments of societies most affected (with attendant implications for human rights and criminal law), and on whether the regulatory goals have been achieved. The human rights and civil society impact of criminalization will also be examined.