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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! ...
1 vidéo (Total 6 min), 7 lectures
7 lectures
Meet the instructor and his team10 min
Welcome to Leiden University, its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum and the respective partners10 min
Complete our short survey5 min
Copyright note5 min
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Overview legal texts and abbreviations10 min
2 heures pour terminer

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....
2 vidéos (Total 11 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
2 vidéos
Welcome to the Arfula case study2 min
3 lectures
Animation video ICRC "Rules of war in a nutshell"5 min
Textbook and introduction podcast interview30 min
Introduction case study and further readings5 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your IHL knowledge20 min
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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”....
5 vidéos (Total 35 min), 4 lectures, 2 quiz
5 vidéos
International armed conflicts9 min
Non-international armed conflicts9 min
Military interventions, NIAC spill-over and situations below armed conflict8 min
Arfula case study3 min
4 lectures
Legal sources and textbook30 min
Legal sources and textbook20 min
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10 min
Further readings
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Test your IHL knowledge30 min
Arfula case study20 min
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4 heures pour terminer

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. ...
6 vidéos (Total 40 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
6 vidéos
Distinction9 min
Proportionality and precautions7 min
Military operations in civil wars5 min
Lawful weapons8 min
Arfula case study1 min
3 lectures
Textbook30 min
Textbook and introduction podcast interview10 min
Further readings
3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Combatant status5 min
Test your IHL knowledge30 min
Arfula case study20 min
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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. ...
6 vidéos (Total 35 min), 6 lectures, 4 quiz
6 vidéos
The sick and wounded8 min
Prisoners of war and other detainees8 min
Civilians in the hands of the enemy5 min
Protection of women, children and journalists5 min
Arfula case study1 min
6 lectures
Textbook30 min
Textbook40 min
Legal sources and textbook30 min
Women and children affected by war share their story15 min
Introduction podcast interview10 min
Further readings
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
ICRC's access to detainees10 min
Your contribution to the "IHL in Action" platform20 min
Test your IHL knowledge30 min
Arfula case study20 min
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par AKDec 15th 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.

par EBDec 26th 2018

Really interesting course, well-organised and full of useful information. Thank you to all the Course Team for making it so enjoyable to learn so much about such a complex subject.

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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

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À propos 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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