The grade for this course consists of one written, 48 hours take-home, open-book book exam of maximum 2000 words excluding footnotes (70%) and class participation (30%). The exam is aimed to motivate a renewed engagement with the course material and to cement the retention of the material.
Since Covid-19 forces us to limit the maximum number of participants to 22, we ask interested students to send a short motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We want to make sure that those who will be registered for the course, value the opportunity and show this through their attendance. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and active class participation forms an integral part of your grade.
Special emphasis will be placed on the understanding of operational challenges, functional necessities, historical legacies and comparative approaches. In short, you should be able to place doctrinal analysis into a broader context.
Formal basis for the exam is the textbook and additional literature provided in the syllabus.
Students should purchase the textbook Gary D. Solis, The Law of Armed Conflict. International Humanitarian Law in War (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
It is an extremely good idea to read the requisite chapters well before the course starts. Additional voluntary material in English will be electronically provided.