International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice

About the Course

International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice is a free online course offered by Leiden University in the Netherlands. Ideal for anyone who is interested in humanitarian law, the class explores the theory behind international humanitarian law and assesses how laws work in practice. The class is presented through a series of video modules that include: Introduction, Conflict classification, Conduct of hostilities, Protection of persons, and Implementation and enforcement. With each module, students receive supplemental readings and assignments. The class lasts for five weeks with students focusing on one module each week. Students should expect to devote about five hours of study time to the course each week.

Instructors

Robert Heinsch and 3 others