Traditionally, the study of international humanitarian law (IHL) has focused on technical mastery of the Geneva Conventions and other IHL treaties by armed forces (the laws of armed conflict and the laws of war). There is increasing recognition, however, of the importance of IHL to political leaders and policy makers, international human rights lawyers, humanitarian workers, lawyers involved in international criminal justice, journalists, and the general public.
This seminar not only introduces students to the technical requirements of IHL, but goes further to address contemporary issues such as the "global war on terror," asymmetrical conflicts, international justice, and the protections of human rights law. The dynamic relationships between IHL and other bodies of law, including human rights law, refugee law, international criminal law, and U.S. constitutional law are also examined.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9383-001||13S||International Humanitarian Law|
|G. Rona||R 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||WNHL 304|
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