Holocaust, Genocide and International Law (HGS 724)

The purpose of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was to prevent the recurrence of genocide after the Holocaust. Since the Convention's entry into force in 1951, genocide has occurred over and over again. This course surveys the development of international human rights law through the legacy of the Holocaust, to assess whether and how law can effectively be applied to prosecute the perpetrators of genocide and to impact genocide prevention.

Semester Information: 
Cohort I: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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