International Criminal Court Clinic
This clinic will introduce students to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a tribunal seated in The Hague, Netherlands which investigates and tries individuals charged with war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The clinic will also introduce students to the Rome Statute, an international treaty which established the ICC and which currently is comprised of 124 States Parties. Students enrolled in this clinic will prepare a communication to the ICC under Article 15 of the Rome Statute requesting that the Prosecutor initiate proceedings against specific individuals allegedly responsible for committing serious international crimes.
Fall 2023: Students researched and drafted two communications to the International Criminal Court, pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute, requesting that the Office of the Prosecutor open investigations of potential war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide committed against ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabkh and the Masalit and Arab populations in Darfur, Sudan.