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D11-2: International Humanitarian Law

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D11-2: International Humanitarian Law

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Course Information

Notes:

1) The 2nd cohort is now open for registration and study on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 30 April 2021 at their own pace. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have successfully completed the course.​

About this course

This law course will help to understand underlying principles governing armed conflicts, also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to protect victims, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as wounded and sick during armed conflict. This course provides essential knowledge and skills for academics and practitioners who wish to specialise in this field. Course emphasise to professionals working in the humanitarian and medical field, including members of NGOs especially involved in armed conflict situations.

Target Audience

This online course will be available to anyone in the world. The target audience is individuals studying, researching or/and working in law, health, policy, international relations, education and humanitarian sectors or postgraduate students of closely-related disciplines. The course requires a primary degree in any of the above or related subjects.

Objectives
  1. To understand philosophy and logic underlying IHL norms
  2. To develop knowledge and skills in the area on contemporary issues in IHL
  3. To enhance the competencies of professionals already working in the area of IHL
  4. To enhance the career prospects of professionals working in the area of IHL
List of Lectures
  1. Definition, history, and development of International Humanitarian Law
  2. Classification of conflicts and applicability of IHL
  3. Protection of wounded, sick and shipwrecked
  4. Protection of prisoners of war
  5. Protection of civilians
  6. Regulations: means and methods in warfare
  7. Humanitarian assistance and role of non-governmental organizations
  8. Repression of serious violations of IHL
Assessment

Assessment in the course:

  • Short self-assessment quizzes to help students gauge their understanding of the course (quiz 1&2), and
  • A longer final quiz and at the end of the course.

All questions are randomly drawn from a question bank. There is no upper limit to the number of attempts for all quizzes.
Students achieving 60% or higher in the final case study and quiz will be issued a certificate of completion.

Assessment

Description

Passing Grade

Quiz 1

10 MCQs administered after Lesson 2

80% or more

Quiz 2

10 MCQs administered after Lesson 5

80% or more

Final Quiz

20 MCQs administered after Lesson 8

60% or more

Effective Date 
1 Nov 2019

Level 
Medium
Length 
8 lectures
Recommended Effort 
1-2 Hours of self-study per lecture
Institution 
Language 
English
certificate
Training certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.
CME/CPD accreditation is available for this course..
free-course
This is a free course.
CUHK / CCOUC

Prof. Sanoj RAJAN [Module Organizer]

Distinguished Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China