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Travaux Preparatories: The International Criminal Court

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"Travaux Prepartories" is a term used to refer to the "preparatory works", specifically the preliminary works leading up to a treaty.   Sometimes the Travaux are used to determine the intent and purpose of a treaty.  Don't worry, this is not a show on the law of treaties!  Rather five students reflect on their first week of an intensive course on the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will soon be transported from our classroom in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan to The Hague, Netherlands.  While in the Hague, students will attend trial proceedings at the ICC and interact with scholars and personnel from the ICC, in the end learning about the court as a "human rights" operation.   In this show, we will engage in a substantive discussion about what we have all learned about international criminal law.  Additionally, we will discuss our expectations for the time that we will soon spend abroad.  This show is entitled "travaux preparatories" because it is also functioning as a preparatory show for the shows that we will be broadcasting from The Hague in the weeks to come!