Jul 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog
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NSIS 5595 - Law of Armed Conflict/International Humanitarian Law


Credit Hours: 3

International Humanitarian Law (IHL), also known as the Law of Armed Conflict, is a set of rules that seeks to balance military priorities when engaging in armed conflict with humanitarian concern for those impacted by such operations. Examines both substantive IHL and the emerging principles of international criminal law that seeks to criminalize behavior on the battlefield. Specific topics include (a) rules of distinction and proportionality, (b) the intersection with international human rights law, (c) the role of ethical/moral values when advising military command on the application of law on the battlefield and principles of international criminal law relating to individual, (d) and command responsibility.



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