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Basic understanding of (international) law is helpful.

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Beginner Level

Basic understanding of (international) law is helpful.

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Universiteit Leiden

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Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum

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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