GINS 3300 (0.5 CREDITS), GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD
TOPIC FOR SUMMER 2018: THE MAKING & UNMAKING OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

GINS 3300 Summer 2018 Handout

This three-week Carleton course taught in the Hague, The Netherlands, and Ottawa, Canada, explores the international justice terrain by examining the actors, institutions, contexts and controversies engaged in the making of international law. The course explores the histories and contestations of politics and law-making in the contemporary period. The goal is to offer students an opportunity to travel to the heart of modern international legal institutionalism to learn about, and critically reflect on, the processes through which international criminal law is being structured. We will examine the key components of justice – “victims”, “perpetrators”, members of civil society, the designers and architects of new judicial spaces, the technology programmers and the financiers and donors. The course is organized according to: (1) the context for violence in the sites of international court engagement, (2) the genealogies and innovations of contemporary international criminal law, (3) the brokers of the international criminal law regime, and (4) the controversies and contestations of international law making.

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Dates and Deadlines

Course dates: June 10 – June 29, 2018
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 1, 2017
Travel Dates:

  • Departure Ottawa: June 9, 2018
  • Arrive Amsterdam/The Hague: June 10, 2018
  • Depart Amsterdam/The Hague: June 22, 2018
  • Course ends: Ottawa June 29, 2018

Academic Requirements

• Undergraduate students who will have third or fourth year standing by the beginning of the summer 2018 term are eligible to apply. Graduate students are also welcome.
• Priority will be given to BGInS students if the course is over-subscribed.

Financial Considerations

Fees: $400 travel fee due March 1, 2018
Cost:

  • Student pays: Carleton course tuition, $400 travel fee, international airfare, meals and personal expenses.
  • Carleton pays: Accommodation (includes breakfast), ground transportation, entrance fees.
  • N.B.: BGInS students should apply to the IER Bursary.

Contact and Further Information

Course Instructor: Professor Kamari Clarke, BGInS
Further information: Orlaith McCaul, BGInS International Experience Manager, Orlaith.McCaul@carleton.ca