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Syllabus International Humanitarian Law - 62309
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Last update 04-08-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: law

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Rotem Giladi

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: To be published

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Rotem Giladi

Course/Module description:
An introduction to international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts, examining present-day conflicts and issues. In particular, the course seeks to assess assertions according to which the law inadequately meets the challenges of novel types of actors or armed conflicts.

Course/Module aims:
Familiarity with basic rules governing war and the contemporary debates concerning their adequacy to 21St Century wars

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Analyze the conduct of war by states and non-state actors
Appraise legal developments in International Humanitarian law

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures

Course/Module Content:
1.Course Introduction
2. Applicability and Types of Armed Conflicts
3. Protection and Humane Treatment – Soldiers
4. Protection and Humane Treatment – Civilians
5. Protection and Humane Treatment – Civilians in Occupied Territory
6. Methods of Warfare
7. Means of Warfare
8. Implementation and Enforcement
9. IHL and International Human Rights Law
10. Contemporary Challenges to IHL

Required Reading:
To be published

Additional Reading Material:
To be published

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 100 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Up to 5 bonus points for class participation
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.