030479 KU Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict (2019S)
- Registration is open from Su 03.02.2019 00:01 to Th 07.03.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until We 13.03.2019 23:59
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- The Sourcebook, i.e., a compilation of relevant primary instruments from IHL and IHRL. This document will be made available to students in a pdf version. A printed version can (and should) be brought to the written exam.
- An introductory IHL textbook: the textbook concerned is Nils Melzer’s International Humanitarian Law: a comprehensive introduction. A pdf-version of the book can be downloaded for free on the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The relevant link is here.
Further reading materials for each of the different course components can be found below (see ‘tentative course structure’). Note: to access certain materials, students may have to set up a (free) account for the SSRN open access network.
Students interested in further (optional!) reading materials can consult the following works:
- on the interaction between IHL and IHRL: Gerd Oberleitner, Human Rights in Armed Conflict: Law, Practice, Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)(2015), 431 pp.; Daragh Murray et al. (eds.), Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (2016), 400 p.; Robert Kolb (ed.), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar)(2013), 704 p.
- On the extraterritorial scope of application of IHRL: Marko Milanovic, Extraterritorial application of human rights treaties (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (2011), 302 p.
- On the use of lethal force under IHRL: Jan Arno Hessbruegge, Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in international law (Oxford: OUP) (2018), 400 p.;
- On detention: Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Detention in Non-international armed conflict (Oxford: OUP)(2016), 304 p.