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2 calificaciones
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Nivel principiante

Nivel principiante

Basic understanding of (international) law is helpful.

Horas para completar

Aprox. 10 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week...
Idiomas disponibles

Inglés (English)

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Habilidades que obtendrás

International Humanitarian LawInternational LawLaw
100 % en línea

100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Nivel principiante

Nivel principiante

Basic understanding of (international) law is helpful.

Horas para completar

Aprox. 10 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week...
Idiomas disponibles

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

Welcome to this course!

It is great that you are joining us! In this course you will get a deep insight into the law that governs armed conflict. Before you start with “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”, we invite you to first take a look around the course content. As you will notice, this MOOC starts with an introduction module in order to help you study successfully in an online environment, and to familiarize you with international humanitarian law. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. We truly hope that you will enjoy this course. Good luck! ...
Reading
1 video (Total: 6 min), 7 readings
Reading7 lecturas
Meet the instructor and his team10m
Welcome to Leiden University, its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum and the respective partners10m
Complete our short survey5m
Copyright note5m
Tips for studying online5m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Overview legal texts and abbreviations10m
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

In the first week, we will introduce you to the basic concepts of IHL, its history and place in the international legal order. We will discuss two different areas of IHL, “Hague law” and “Geneva law” respectively, and its main legal instruments. At the end, we will look at armed conflict and the protection of war victims from a human rights law perspective, in an engaging discussion with Prof. Helen Duffy....
Reading
2 videos (Total: 11 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Welcome to the Arfula case study2m
Reading3 lecturas
Animation video ICRC "Rules of war in a nutshell"5m
Textbook and introduction podcast interview30m
Introduction case study and further readings5m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Test your IHL knowledge20m
Semana
2
Horas para completar
3 horas para completar

Conflict classification

In this second week, we will study the scope of application of IHL. IHL regulates armed conflict, and therefore we will start by exploring the two different types of armed conflicts: international and non-international armed conflicts (IACs and NIACs). We will also look at the different rules that apply to each type of conflict. In this module, we will furthermore discover special situations of conflict, like belligerent occupation, foreign intervention and NIAC-spill over, which can impact the character of a conflict. At the end of this week we will touch upon situations below the armed conflict threshold, and Prof. Robin Geiss will tell us all about the so-called “global war on terror”....
Reading
5 videos (Total: 35 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
International armed conflicts9m
Non-international armed conflicts9m
Military interventions, NIAC spill-over and situations below armed conflict8m
Arfula case study3m
Reading4 lecturas
Legal sources and textbook30m
Legal sources and textbook20m
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10m
Further readingsm
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
4 horas para completar

Conduct of hostilities

In this week, we will look through the eyes of combatants and other fighters, and learn how military operations should be conducted. We will familiarize ourselves with the most important principles that need to be applied on the battlefield including those of distinction, proportionality, precautions and the prohibition of unnecessary suffering. We will discover that civilians who refrain from hostilities should never be targeted. At the end of this module we will see that IHL also sets limits to the weapons that can be used by combatants, and Prof. Michael Schmitt will share his viewpoint on whether armed drones and other modern technologies like cyber warfare are lawful under IHL. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 40 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Distinction9m
Proportionality and precautions7m
Military operations in civil wars5m
Lawful weapons8m
Arfula case study1m
Reading3 lecturas
Textbook30m
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10m
Further readingsm
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Combatant status5m
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
5 horas para completar

Protection of persons

In this module we will look through the eyes of sick and wounded soldiers, detainees, enemy civilians and vulnerable persons in conflict, including children and women. We will discover how IHL safeguards persons who are not - or not anymore - fighting. Together, we will find out that each person should be treated humanely; that detainees should receive water and food; and that young children should never be recruited by the military. At the end of this module, Vincent Bernard from the ICRC will discuss with us the biggest challenges to protect persons who refrain from fighting, and will give us an insight into various IHL success stories across the globe. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 35 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading6 lecturas
Textbook30m
Textbook40m
Legal sources and textbook30m
Women and children affected by war share their story15m
Introduction podcast interview10m
Further readingsm
Quiz4 ejercicios de práctica
ICRC's access to detainees10m
Your contribution to the "IHL in Action" platform20m
Test your IHL knowledge30m
Arfula case study20m

Instructores

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Robert Heinsch

Prof. Dr.
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
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Giulia Pinzauti

Dr.
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
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Emma Irving

Dr.
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
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Cinny Buys

LL.M.
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Acerca de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

Acerca de Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum

The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law provides a platform within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University) for the research, teaching and dissemination of international humanitarian law (IHL). Additionally, the Forum offers students of the regular Public International Law master in Leiden to participate in its IHL Clinic and to work on research projects of partner institutions in the field. With these activities, the forum aims to create better protection and assistance for victims of war and more respect for humanity in armed conflict....

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