CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 001 International Human Rights and the Yugoslavian Wars
Term: FA 2010
Subject: International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
Department: LSA II: International Institute
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Other Course Info:
CICS 401 can be counted only once for credit toward the Academic Minor in International Studies.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar examines the far-reaching international effort to protect human rights, and to prosecute violators of those rights, during and after the wars in the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1999. The course will provide a survey of the causes, course, and consequences of the wars and examine the roles of UN negotiators, peacekeepers, and administrators in their often futile quest to protect human rights. The seminar will devote particular attention to the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague and local courts in Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia that were formed expressly to prosecute violators of the laws of war. Students will be asked to evaluate the effectiveness of these international efforts and assess their importance for the future of human rights globally, including prospects for the International Criminal Court created in 2002. The course will draw upon both the substantial secondary literature and the rich documentary record of the wars brought to light by trials at the ICTY, including the instructor’s testimony and written submissions to trials before that court. The final grade will be based on several short writing assignments, one longer final paper, and class participation.

CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: An instructor has not been assigned
002 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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