Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 459 - The Law of International Armed Conflict


Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 1

This course provides students with a general understanding of the international legal regulation of armed conflict – including humanitarian law and international criminal law. The aim of the course is to give the students an understanding of the legal challenges of current and future-armed conflicts, as well as enable them to critically analyze and evaluate cases using both legal and political analysis. This will be achieved from specific readings and class discussion and the application of several case study scenarios where the students will be required to analyze the issue at hand and recommend a solution using their understanding of international law as it applies to armed conflict. NOTE: Students will not be taught the use of the law, but rather how and where to find the law and how to apply it to the scenarios presented.  This course will be open to those students selected to compete in the International Competition of the Law of Armed Conflict in San Remo, Italy