INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
This advanced course on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) offers a comprehensive study of the rules of law applicable during armed conflict. The course is designed for students with a foundational understanding of international law principles, looking to specialize in humanitarian law. The curriculum will delve into the historical background, development, and current state of IHL, international treaties and customs, the laws and principles governing the conduct of hostilities, protection of victims, enforcement mechanisms, and the relationship of IHL with other areas of international law.
To enhance students’ understanding of the fundamental principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law.
To critically examine the application and interpretation of IHL in current international and non-international armed conflicts.
To evaluate the effectiveness and limitations of IHL in protecting victims and limiting the means and methods of warfare.
To examine the enforcement mechanisms in IHL and the challenges they present.
To explore the intersection of IHL with other areas of international law like human rights law, refugee law, and international criminal law.