About Humanitarian Law: War is regulated by international humanitarian law (IHL), also called the law of armed conflict. This course will introduce the basic rules and principles of war. Using both historical and contemporary case studies, we will examine the violations of these laws, attempts at restoring dignity and providing justice as well as looking at the realities in the aftermath of war.
HumLaw focuses on your exploration of issues. It will encourage you to get to know yourself a little better and engage in conversation with your peers. For this reason, you will be encouraged to use and strengthen your communication skills by listening, reading, writing, discussing, debating and engaging in group activities. You will be asked to identify possible consequences, solve problems and analyze dilemmas. All of these skills are important in both academic and life settings.