Joanna Harrington, BA (UBC), JD (UVictoria), PhD (Cantab)

Professor and Eldon Foote Chair in Law, Faculty of Law

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

LAW 561 - International Criminal Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the international legal framework for the prosecution of international crimes and crimes of international concern, and the examination of the international community's response to these crimes through the creation of international and internationalized criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court. Topics for further examination include immunities, amnesties, and sentencing, as well as the domestic prosecution of international crimes in Canada and other forms of Canadian cooperation.

LECTURE B1 (93022)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
MW 10:30 - 11:50 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

LAW 506 - Public International Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of the foundational principles, structure and institutions of public international law, including the nature of the international legal system, the sources of international law, and the relevance of international law to the Canadian legal system. The role of international organizations, such as the United Nations, will also be discussed.

LECTURE A1 (42688)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 (LC 197)


LAW 557 - International Human Rights Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This seminar course focuses on the international legal protection of human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights). It may also consider the rights of women, children's rights, regional human rights systems, Canadian implementation of international human rights obligations, national human rights institutions, transitional justice issues, and the interface with international humanitarian law.

LECTURE A1 (49402)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
MW 09:00 - 10:20 (LC 105)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

SEMINAR B04 (60220)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
MW 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 191)


LAW 561 - International Criminal Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the international legal framework for the prosecution of international crimes and crimes of international concern, and the examination of the international community's response to these crimes through the creation of international and internationalized criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court. Topics for further examination include immunities, amnesties, and sentencing, as well as the domestic prosecution of international crimes in Canada and other forms of Canadian cooperation.

LECTURE B1 (69422)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
MW 10:30 - 11:50 (TBD)