International Humanitarian Law

About the Course

International Humanitarian Law is a free online law course offered by the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Anyone who is interested in learning more about how international law regulates armed conflicts, protects individuals in wartime, and guarantees minimum compliance can benefit from the class. The course is comprised of seven modules: Introduction, Sources and subjects, Scope of application, Conduct of hostilities, Protection of persons, State responsibility, and Individual responsibility. Students are free to complete the course at their own pace. As a guideline, the instructor provides a schedule where students complete the coursework over an 11-week period, devoting between four to 12 hours to the class weekly.


Raphaël Van Steenberghe and Jerôme de Hemptinne