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Intl Humanitarian Law (LAW-620-001)
Meets 5/29/2012 - 6/15/2012
A study of international principles and rules regulating the conduct of international and other armed conflicts; the complimentary nature of human rights and humanitarian law in the historical development of restraints in armed conflict; the distinction between rules governing recourse to armed coercion and those governing the conduct of armed hostilities; the protections afforded by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols to combatants and noncombatants, including civilians, POWs, the wounded and the sick; the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and key decisions of international bodies finding criminal responsibility for humanitarian law violations. For more information, please see the Human Rights Academy Home page here.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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