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030101 KU Sovereignty, Human Rights, and War (2017S)

International law between Terrorism and the Responsibility to Protect

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 15.03. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 22.03. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 29.03. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 05.04. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 10.05. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 17.05. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 24.05. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Wednesday 31.05. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is dedicated to the interplay between international law and (geo)politics, with a focus on the responsibility to protect. Topics include just war theory, the Clausewitzian view on war as a continuation of politics by other means and the modern prohibition of the use of force as enshrined in the UN Charter.
By taking this course, students should gain a broader legal understanding of current and recent examples of warfare.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written exam in the last session. Active discussions in class on the basis of the course material as provided on moodle. Participation will be taken into account.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

interest in history, international relations, and international law. Basic knowledge of law is helpfbul but not a prerequisite

Examination topics

Just War Theory
History of Warfare from the 30 years war until today
the prohibition of the use of force
humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect
the "war on terror"

Reading list

Irene Etzersdorfer / Ralph Janik, Staat, Krieg und Schutzverantwortung (UTB 2016)

additional articles and materials will be uploaded on moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:27