New course: Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
This new course will introduce you to the basic questions relating to the law of armed conflict, or International Humanitarian Law (IHL). You will learn about the origins and sources of this body of law, as well as to which situations it applies. You will also learn how to distinguish international from non-international armed conflicts. You will find out more about the specific rules protecting civilians, detainees, the wounded and sick, as well as medical personnel.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Summarise, and explain at a basic level, the rules of IHL.
- Evaluate situations, assess how those situations would be classified under IHL, and know where to find the applicable law.
- Identify situations that are at risk of being non-compliant with IHL and understand when additional support might be necessary (e.g. legal advisor).
- Recall where to find relevant information to support an IHL-informed decision-making.