International Humanitarian Law

ldrop2162  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Humanitarian Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
De Hemptinne Jérôme; Van Steenberghe Raphael;
Main themes
" Sources " Relationship between IHL and HR " Concept of Armed Conflicts " Core principles of Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflicts " Law of Belligerant Occupation " Application of IHL to Peacekeeping Missions " Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law " International and Domestic Repressions of Violations of International Humanitarian Law " Ius in Bello and Ius ad Bellum " Amnesty

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course aims at providing students with an overall knowledge of international humanitarian law as well as a critical understanding of the main controversies related to its application in practice. For each controversy, the various existing doctrinal approaches will be critically examined in order to help the students make their own opinion, drawing on the basic legal concepts which they have been taught during the course. The course is based on participatory teaching methods (learning through projects or problems, review of the relevant case-law and doctrine, debates with guest speakers, field studies ...) which allow the students to develop independently a critical, forward-looking and inventive look on public international law. Students are encouraged to participate and to get involved in learning, which has both an individual and a collective dimension.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
The course will be taught in an interactive manner. Students will be invited to actively take part in the discussion in class. The course will be based upon a collection of documents embodying the major international conventions pertaining to international humanitarian law, the relevant case-law of national and international tribunals as well as literature by the most prominent authors. A passive knowledge of English is required.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)

Advanced Master in European Law

Advanced Master in International Law