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International Humanitarian Law (LAW488)

Course description

This course will provide a firm foundation on one of the oldest parts of public international law—the so-called ‘laws of war’ but now known as ‘international humanitarian law.’ Our first classes together will try to distinguish how and why this law is different from ‘human rights’ (a much later development (i.e. post-World War II) for the discipline), which will require consideration of some of the earliest iterations of the laws of war—such as the principle of distinction and the principle o...


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