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030479 KU Law and War. The Use of Force, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2016W)

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

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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

Tuesday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 06.02. 10:30 - 12:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course examines the legal and, relatedly, political aspects of armed conflicts. Contemporary issues such as the international reaction to the so-called "Islamic State", the events in Eastern Ukraine, or the recent confrontation between Israel and the Hamas in the Gaza strip are put in context with older cases, e.g. the US-interventions in Nicaragua in the 1980s, the Israeli rescue mission "Operation Entebbe" from 1976, or the partisan/Guerilla conflicts during the decolonisation process.
The first part focuses on the prohibition on the use of force and its (possible) exceptions, the ius ad bellum. Topics include self-defence, measures authorized by the Security Council, Intervention by Invitiation, Humanitarian Intervention, and the Responsibility to Protect.

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

By taking this course, students should gain a broader legal understanding of current and recent examples of warfare.

Examination topics

Reading list

Articles and videos will be made available on Moodle.

Non-obligatory reading recommendations:

Christine Gray, International Law and the Use of Force (OUP 2008)
Nigel D White, Advanced Introduction to International Conflict and Security Law (Edward Elgar 2014)
Michael Byers, War Law (Grove Press 2005)
Robert Kolb/Gloria Gaggioli (eds), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Edward Elgar 2013)

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