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030101 KU International Humanitarian Law (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 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. 80 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the coronavirus and the cancellation of classes we will stream the sessions via Big Blue Button/Moodle. The times remain as they are.

Wednesday 11.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 18.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 25.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 01.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 22.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 29.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 06.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 13.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 20.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U22 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 27.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 03.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 10.06. 17:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Wednesday 17.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal U21 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 (guest lecture by Wolfgang Form, head of the International Research and Documentation Center)
for War Crimes Trials
– 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 2011-, Eastern Ukraine, Israel-Hamas, so-called New Wars (Liberia, Somalia, or the Democratic Republic of Congo), the "War on Terror" including Guantanamo and targeted killings of terrorists (or the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani) under Obama and Trump

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 2020)
Nicholas Tsagourias and Alasdair Morrison, International Humanitarian Law. Cases, Materials and Commentary (Cambridge University Press 2018)
Robert Kolb, Advanced Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (Edward Elgar 2014)

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19