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By the end of the module students should be able to:
• Explain the origin, relevance, realism and modes of operation of the LOAC in past and contemporary armed conflicts, as well as the challenges it meets;
• Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles, treaty provisions and customary rules of the LOAC, including the need to draw a legal distinction between the various categories of armed conflicts, persons and objects to which different regimes of the LOAC apply;
• Examine the relationship between the LOAC and human rights law, and apply both bodies of law concurrently;
• Explain the implementation mechanisms of the LOAC; and
• Relate and apply LOAC concepts and rules to real-life events and critically evaluate legal arguments brought forward by various actors involved in armed conflicts.
|Student Effort Type
|Seminar (or Webinar)
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Presentation: 15-20 minute small group (2-3 students) presentation on legal aspects of a case study, guided by questions provided in advance. Discussion of case study in class.
|Throughout the Trimester
|Essay: 4000 word essay. Students will be able to choose from essay questions on a number of topics covered by the module.
Essays are due for submission in week 14.
|Coursework (End of Trimester)
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.