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Teaching International Humanitarian Law in U.S. Law Schools

How is International Humanitarian Law Taught in U.S. Law Schools?

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation to the United States and Canada and the American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law have produced a study to assess the extent to which international humanitarian law (IHL) is taught at law schools in the United States.

How is IHL being taught? How could it be covered more thoroughly? What are some of the impediments to its broader coverage? Are students, faculty and administrators interested in IHL? What can be done to improve the teaching of IHL in U.S. law schools? The report findings have been used as a basis for developing programs, materials and communication vehicles for law schools interested in introducing more of the subject into their curricula.

View a PDF version of the report. To request a hard copy of the report, please contact the ICRC.

Questions? Email teachingihl@wcl.american.edu or call the Center at 202-274-4180.