Hybrid

International Humanitarian Law / The law of armed conflict

Provided by: UMA
Master's degree (EQF level: 7)

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a body of rules that seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict. IHL protects those who are not participating in hostilities, and those who are no longer participating in hostilities. This body of law imposes limits on the methods and means of warfare. IHL forms part of public international law and is largely based on treaties and rules of customary international law. In this course the development as well as the basic concepts of IHL will be explored. Students will be introduced to the most important documents governing armed conflict, learn how to apply these and will consider the challenges posed to the application of IHL in armed conflicts. A large part of the course will focus on the new developments in IHL including the emergence of new forms of armed conflicts and the development and use of new technologies in armed conflict.

Assessment
Assessment for this course will consist of one writing assignment and one open book exam.

  • spring semester 2023 (from to )

    Course start date 2023-02-01
    Course end date 2023-07-31
    Language English
    Credits 8 (ECTS)
    Engagement hours 240
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5), good (1,6 - 2,5), satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5), sufficient (3,6 - 4,0), failed (5,0)