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The course explores the history, nature and salient features of the principles of ‘the laws and customs of war’, also called IHL; they are enshrined, inter alia, in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977. The principles of distinction, humanity, necessity and proportionality as applied to contemporary armed conflicts are examined. The course emphasises the rules and challenges pertaining to civilian immunity, occupation, legal controls on weapons and how IHL is implemented and enforced. It also clarifies the differences/similarities between IHL and international human rights law and the law on the use of force.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Part I - Introduces IHL
Part II - The Conduct of Hostilities:
Part III - Protection of victims of Armed Conflict: Prisoners of war , the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, and civilians. Part IV- Particular Types of Conflict:
Part V - Implementation and Enforcement :
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2000 words essay 40%
2500 words essay 60%
Resit: resubmission of failed elements
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|