International Humanitarian Law (Distance Learning)

Module code: LAW7051-B

This module aims to develop students' awareness of contemporary issues in international humanitarian law. The module is an important element of the LLM International Human Rights Law and Development Programme because it would enable student to develop in-depth understanding of the principles of international humanitarian law, encourage participative, independent and reflective learning and the development of personal and professional skills. The module is also a part of the LLM International Legal Studies Programme as it is one of the significant modern area of legal studies that students could explore. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of both substantive and procedural aspects of international humanitarian law, examining its sources, principles and elements. The module provides students with detailed knowledge about international humanitarian law which enables them to evaluate research and advanced scholarship in international humanitarian law. This includes the capacity to evaluate existing theories and methodologies and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses The module helps students to develop the ability to work with their knowledge of legal principles and apply them to new situations in order to arrive at imaginative and innovative solutions and interpretations of international humanitarian law It aims to develop excellent communication skills including writing and legal research skills commensurate with LLM level study and advanced scholarship The module will examine developments in the field of international humanitarian law and encourage students to reflect on the nature, function, strengths and weaknesses of the implementation mechanisms of international humanitarian law. It will enable students to gain an appreciation of the role that international humanitarian law should play as a part of a wider response to armed conflicts; whether international or non-international. This module is also suitable for any other postgraduate programme, where public international institutions, international human rights and development as well as peace and security studies are relevant focus of study Download the PDF for LAW7051-B_2023_4.pdf