15 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: LAW6035

Aims/Description: Despite the regular pictures of apalling atrocities committed in war-time, whether in Iraq or in Chechnya or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are international laws that purport to regulate the conduct of hostilities. This module considers the most controversial of these provisions governing, amongst others, the treatment of non-combatants, the coice of targets and the prosecution of suspected war criminals in the area of law traditionally termed the jus in bello. Topics considered are: the framework of the jus in bello; combatant status; weapons and targets; internal armed conflicts; the law of occupation; and war crimes.

Staff Contact: Nicholas Tsagourias
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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