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030101 KU International Humanitarian Law (2019S)

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

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Details

max. 80 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 17:30 - 20:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2 (Kickoff Class)
Monday 18.03. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 25.03. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 01.04. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 08.04. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 02.05. 17:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Monday 06.05. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 13.05. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 20.05. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 27.05. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 03.06. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Monday 17.06. 17:30 - 20:30 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This cours aims to give students an introduction into the law of armed conflicts, also known as ius in bello or international humanitarian law. Topics include
– the history and development of war and humanitarian law
– the basic rules of warfare as enshrined in the four Geneva Conventions and the two additional protocols
– Human Rights Law in times of armed conflicts
– selected aspects of International Criminal Law
– special topics and recent trends such as the impact of artificial intelligence, drone strikes, cyber warfare, or hybrid threats
– the ethics of warfare: Asymmetry and post-heroism
– Case studies: Libya 2011, Syria, Eastern Ukraine, Israel-Hamas, so-called New Wars in Liberia, Somalia, or the Democratic Republic of Congo

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

Basic knowledge of international law is helpful but not a prerequisite
active participation in class
final exam (+ 50% necessary for a positive grade)
two unexcused absences are allowed

Examination topics

slides and articles as uploaded on moodle

Reading list

Recommended:
Emily Crawford/Alison Pert, International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge University Press 2015)
Nicholas Tsagourias and Alasdair Morrison, International Humanitarian Law. Cases, Materials and Commentary (Cambridge University Press 2018)

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:27