Fall 2022  |  LAW 6889 Section 001: Laws of War (33743)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Law Lottery Attribute
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/06/2022 - 12/05/2022
Thu, Fri 01:25PM - 02:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Walter F. Mondale Hall 45
12/06/2022 - 12/07/2022
Tue, Wed 01:25PM - 02:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Walter F. Mondale Hall 45
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 50 seats filled)
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Course Catalog Description:
This course focuses on two interrelated bodies of law: rules pertaining to the use of force in international law (known as the jus ad bellum) and rules regulating the conduct of hostilities under the laws of international and non-international armed conflict (known as international humanitarian law, the laws of armed conflict, or the jus in bello). The course will cover such issues as the "Just War" theory, its history and its relevance in the modern world; the general prohibition on the use of force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter; use of force by the UN: collective security and law enforcement actions; individual and collective self-defense; humanitarian intervention; and nuclear weapons in international law. The course will also consider regulation of the means and methods of warfare focusing on the Geneva and Hague laws: the four Geneva conventions protecting the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked, prisoners of war, and civilians; the means and methods of war, including lawful and unlawful weapons and targets; the law of internal armed conflicts; and asymmetric warfare.
Class Notes:
Class Description:
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