International Humanitarian Law

ldrop2162  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Humanitarian Law
5.00 credits
30.0 h
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
Learning outcomes

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.
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
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)

Advanced Master in European Law

Advanced Master in International Law

Master [120] in Law