Human Rights and International Criminal Justice

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Rights and International Criminal Justice

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Only in 20th century the international community has progressively elaborated rules and procedures to state that certain behaviors are crimes and to make possible the punishment of those committing these acts. The course will provide an introduction to the birth, evolution and contemporary challenges of human rights, humanitarian law and the international systems to maintain peace or restore justice. It aims at offering an overview of the history of Human Rights from their appearance on international scene to contemporary debates; it will analyze the process of definition of crimes against Humanity, crimes against Peace, War crimes and genocide and the mechanisms to protect Humanitarian law: from the emergency logic of Newberg trial after World War II to the institutionalization of International criminal Justice and the various typologies of humanitarian interventions: Peacekeeping, Peace-making, Peace-enforcing.

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