Summer 2012 Course Schedule

Intl Org, Law & Diplomacy in Crisis Situations (LAW-795-012)

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM (MTWTH) - Room 527

Enrolled: 6 / Limit: 20

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Meets 5/29/2012 - 6/14/2012 in WCL Room 527


Over the past sixty years, the international community has given unprecedented levels of attention to the legal framework governing the use of force and belligerent conduct during armed conflict. This focus has led to significant legal and structural change – from trials held in Nuremberg and Tokyo held after World War II, to creation of the United Nations system, and to the proliferation of treaties and organizations aimed at prohibiting and punishing unlawful force and war crimes. However, in spite of the increased attention to this subject matter, many students, policy-makers, politicians, and practitioners have had difficulty making sense of the various sources and applications of the law governing the use of force and warfare, as well as the major actors and their roles in preventing, approving, regulating, and punishing belligerents’ actions during an armed conflict. This course will examine the international law governing hostilities and assess the role of international organizations and other actors involved before, during, and after armed conflicts. Students will grapple with the same issues that continue to confront practitioners, diplomats, and policy-makers.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War
Gary Solis
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0521870887

First Class Readings

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