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stantive norms, procedures, and implementation mechanisms pertaining to the international and regional protection frameworks of human rights. It is also designed to explore some of the key contemporary issues in the ﬁeld of human rights, from the extraterritorial application of IHRL, such as in the context of the use of drones, and the interplay between related norms of international law, in particular IHL and ICL to the debate over “the end of human rights” and increasing challenges to the respect and acceptance of those norms. The themes in the course include a brief history of the development of human rights law, the international and regional human rights systems, the meaning and scope of some speciﬁc human rights, including the right to life, the prohibition of torture and other cruel and inhuman treatment, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience and religion and the prohibition of discrimination, as well as the application of human rights in times of armed conﬂict and some special focus on the documentation and investigation of alleged human rights violations and the controversy related to the use of force by States to protect human rights. The course will provide students with both the necessary theoretical knowledge as well as with an exposure to the practice of human rights, including challenges related to the interpretation and application of those norms to speciﬁc cases and the use of human rights law methodology and sources to build a compelling argument. Required reading : lias Bantekas and Lutz Oette, International Human Rights Law and Practice, CUP, Cambridge, 2013 (there is also a second edition published in Sept. 2016). Required readings include the parts referred to in the outline. However the book provides a good overview of the subject.
previous knowledge of public international law and notions of international criminal justice. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : A 2000-word book review, due in week 9 (40%) and a 5000-word research paper, including footnotes, due at the end of the term (60%), on a topic of the student's choosing with teacher approval. Workload : Extensive reading, class attendance, book review and research paper. Pedagogical Method : Interactive lectures (questions and discussions by students are encouraged). Course Description : This course is an introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), also called the law of armed conﬂict or the laws of war. IHL is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conﬂict, with the dual purpose of saving those who do not, or no longer, participate directly in hostilities and to restrict the use of violence to the strict military necessity. IHL is a branch of public international law that has close relations with other branches, such as international human rights law and international criminal law, but also with international politics and transitional justice. While analyzing its principles, sources, rules and jurisprudence, and using the most recent case studies (the Israeli-occupied territories, Afghanistan, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Syria, Mali, etc.), this course encourages a critical and interdisciplinary approach of IHL. Required reading : CLAPHAM Andrew and Paola GAETA, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conﬂict (Oxford University Press, 2014) ; CRAWFORD Emily and Alison PERT, International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015) ; DAVID Eric, Principes de droit des conﬂits armés, 5th ed. (Bruylant, 2012).
INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Jean-Baptiste JEANGENE VILMER (Policy advisor on security issues at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Policy Planning Staff), Anaïs SCHILL (Doctorante). Prerequisite : There is no strict prerequisite for this course but students should preferably have a