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Basic understanding of (international) law is helpful.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to this course!

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 6 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
6 readings
Meet the instructor and his team10m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Welcome to Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum and the respective partners10m
Overview legal texts and abbreviations10m
Copyright note5m
Community Guidelines 5m
2 hours to complete

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Welcome to the Arfula case study2m
2 readings
Textbook and introduction podcast interview30m
Introduction case study and further readings5m
1 practice exercise
Test your IHL knowledge20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Conflict classification

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
International armed conflicts9m
Non-international armed conflicts9m
Military interventions, NIAC spill-over and situations below armed conflict8m
Arfula case study3m
4 readings
Legal sources and textbook30m
Legal sources and textbook20m
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10m
Further readings
2 practice exercises
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Conduct of hostilities

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Distinction9m
Proportionality and precautions7m
Military operations in civil wars5m
Lawful weapons8m
Arfula case study1m
3 readings
Textbook30m
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10m
Further readings
3 practice exercises
Combatant status5m
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Protection of persons

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 35 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
The sick and wounded8m
Prisoners of war and other detainees8m
Civilians in the hands of the enemy5m
Protection of women, children and journalists5m
Arfula case study1m
6 readings
Textbook30m
Textbook40m
Legal sources and textbook30m
Women and children affected by war share their story15m
Introduction podcast interview10m
Further readings
4 practice exercises
ICRC's access to detainees10m
Your contribution to the "IHL in Action" platform20m
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m
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Top reviews from International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice

By AKDec 15th 2018

this course is helpful in basic understanding of IHL and in understanding the difference between Human rights laws and IHL enforcements . Teaching Faculty clarified simplified the overview very well.

By VSMay 31st 2019

A really very wonderful, articulate and helpful course. The Professors were great with their knowledge and presentations. The practical insight given by the guest-speakers were just priceless.

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