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262.91 sec. 001 - The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the Search for Justice (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Alexa Koenig  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Noah Benjamin Novogrodsky  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 10
From January 19, 2023
To March 02, 2023

Course Start: January 19, 2023
Course End: March 02, 2023
Class Number: 33042

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

The brazen 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the ongoing attempt to hold his assassins accountable offers a window into the challenges and possibilities of human rights investigations and transnational justice-seeking
efforts. This seminar examines a murder that implicates international law, a head of state, a sustained assault on truth, and the puzzle of promoting criminal and civil redress for grave human rights abuses. The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the Search for Justice introduces students to the world of legal authoritarianism, law and diplomacy, and the pursuit of justice across multiple jurisdictions and bodies of law. In this course, students will learn directly from professors and human rights practitioners using modern investigatory and prosecutorial tools to
address an international crime.

Noah Novogrodsky is the Carl M. Williams Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Wyoming. Professor Novogrodsky teaches International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Immigration Law, and Civil Procedure. Professor Novogrodsky is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with highest honors from Swarthmore College; he holds a law degree from Yale and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Queens' College at Cambridge University, where he won the Daniel Vincent Prize for the best thesis on the Middle East. After law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; as a Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human Rights in Asmara, Eritrea, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Cape Town, South Africa; as a litigation associate at the firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco (now Aronold & Porter LLP); and as the founding director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Professor Novogrodsky has also been a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Connecticut School of Law; and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. His scholarship is focused on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, international criminal justice, and transnational human rights problems.

Alexa Koenig is executive director of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at Berkeley Law. She is also co-founder of the Investigations Lab, which has pioneered the use of social media and other online information to strengthen legal investigations and investigative reporting, and she has trained hundreds of war crimes investigators and journalists around the world in these methods. Alexa directed development of the Berkeley Protocol, which was released in December 2020 in partnership between Berkeley's Human Rights Center and the United Nations Human Rights Office to set international standards for digital open source investigations. Alexa is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, and co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Law Committee, among other posts. She has been honored with the United Nations Association-SF’s Global Human Rights Award, UC Berkeley’s Mark Bingham Award for Excellence, and as a 2020 Woman Inspiring Change by Harvard Law School.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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