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Law of Armed Conflict

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law with a focus on applying it in the context of current world events.

The course begins with a survey of the history and sources of this body of law and then explores the general principles and rules that govern the conduct of hostilities, the protection of victims of armed conflict and its implementation and enforcement. The course also examines the relationship of international humanitarian law with other bodies of law such as human rights law and international criminal law.

Education at the Swedish Defence University

We educate tomorrow's officers in the Swedish Armed Forces as well as students aiming for a career in the civil sector. International efforts are increasingly characterized by interaction be...

Level

Basic level

Credits

15

Starts

Spring-20

Start week

Week 04

End week

Week 13

Requirements

The course International Law in Crises and Conflict (Folkrätt i kris och konflikt) or comparative studies.

Place of study

Normal

Location

Stockholm

Language

English

Study pace

100%

Department

Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership

Type

Stand alone

Literature
Law of Amed ConflictPDF

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Published 2018-09-13 Updated 2020-03-13