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“International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice” is the first MOOC of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law, which is the platform within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University for the research, teaching and dissemination of international humanitarian law (IHL). In this course, Prof. Robert Heinsch, Dr. Giulia Pinzauti and Dr. Emma Irving will give you a deep insight into the rules that govern armed conflict, and aim to mitigate human suffering on the battlefield. You will explore the why and how of IHL, followed by the different types of conflict. In no time you will find out which rules apply to the civil war in Syria, the military intervention in Ukraine and the occupation of the West Bank. During this course, you will learn how hostilities should be waged: Which weapons can be used by combatants and other fighters? And, who should never be a target during military operations? We will also look into the concept of protected persons, and you will find out how IHL affords protection to the sick and wounded, medical personal, detainees, children, journalists and other persons who are not - or not anymore - fighting. At the end of this course, you are introduced to the different implementation and enforcement mechanisms that aim to increase respect for IHL. Here, you are invited to think critically whether IHL works! Throughout this course you will benefit from a mix of theory and practice, which is at the heart of the vision and mandate of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum. You can participate for instance in an ongoing case study where drones are flying over the fictitious country Arfula, and detainees are locked up in tiny cells. Or, you can join our discussions about IHL success stories and the major IHL challenges we face today, with distinguished speakers from the International Committee of the Red Cross and US Naval War College! This course is free to join and to participate in. There is the possibility to get a verified certificate for the course, which is a paid option. If you want a certificate, but are unable to pay for it, you can request financial aid via Coursera....

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14 de dic. de 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.


30 de may. de 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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por Iman N

9 de jun. de 2022

It was a great experience to gain knowledge about IHL. this has qualified me a lot to apply for UN agencies. thank you.

por Chenni V

9 de abr. de 2022

This course was helpful for me to gain insight into IACs and NIACs and the workings of the organisations related to it

por Nico P

18 de oct. de 2019

Great course to get an introduction to IHL. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a basic knowledge of the field.

por Aanchal K

2 de may. de 2019

Wonderful Course! Helped me a lot in understanding International Humanitarian Law. Podcasts were my favourite part :)

por Naser D

29 de mar. de 2021

It was great

For the first time I was able to finish a course here

And for the next periods, it gave me a lot of hope.

por Stella R

7 de feb. de 2020

This Course equipped me with knowledge and materials I needed to further deepen my knowledge of IHL. I am grateful.

por Kelvin I

17 de may. de 2019

Wonderful. Simply wonderful!! Although I recommend more topics in the future, like the "responsibility to protect".

por Mark E

5 de ago. de 2022

A well structured and insightful course that offers an entre into what is a complex and fascintating jurisdiction.

por Sabine Y

9 de abr. de 2022

G​reat introduction into IHL, helpful resources, further readings and stimulating ideas to current issues in IHL.

por Michaela E

26 de abr. de 2020

Course was very engaging and I feel I have gained a lot of usefule knowledge in terms of IHL and its application.

por Sophie M

17 de mar. de 2019

This course was truly amazing! Very thorough- I learned a lot! Definitely am going to take another Leiden course!

por Vitaliy M

25 de may. de 2022

Very good structured course. Big thanks for the book where you can find everything essential about the subject.

por Yesith A

13 de ene. de 2020

Excellent course, very interesting, and the best thing is that it tests your knowledge in theory and practice.

por Samuel T

21 de abr. de 2021

It was a good course for me, the lecturer gave a great perspective to me about International Humanitarian Law

por Khalaf M I

5 de jul. de 2020

top stuff, amazing course and very good interviews with professional people who knows about the subject well.

por Poliane m a

26 de sep. de 2020

Pensar com o todo ampliando a visão de diversos ângulos e checando os registros em suas etapas do processo.

por Virginia M C

16 de jun. de 2020

Great way to get a general and somehow more specific knowledge of IHL and war conflicts. It was inspiring

por Samson K

20 de dic. de 2018

Am already impressed with the introductory animations and notes, it's an awesome course worth a take👌👏

por Rachael P

10 de may. de 2022

A great course i got more insight on the importance of human rights law and the roles of the Red Cross.

por Ama J

26 de mar. de 2022

w​ell written course. Easy to understand as well. The various exercises help you process the lessons.

por Charvi D

4 de jun. de 2020

I was a truest enlightening experience.It Dave critical and analytical view of each and every concept.

por Francesco P G

21 de mar. de 2021

Exceptional Course. I would suggest to establish a direct connection between student and professors.

por Sergio P C

13 de jun. de 2020

Recomendable, es una excelente herramienta para la introducción al Derecho internacional humanitario

por Sally P

22 de feb. de 2021

It was a very interesting course. I learned a lot about the UN and International Humanitarian Law.


5 de jun. de 2020

Fantastic course delivered exquisitely by season lecturers.

All round knowledge on IHL is certain.