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Postgraduate Course: Inter-state Conflict and Humanitarian Law (LAWS11221)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will comprise the study of conflict in international law. It will be concerned with the law relating to the resort to armed force $ both unilaterally by states and also in the context of enforcement action by the United Nations. The law relating to self-defence will be studied, as will the law regarding humanitarian intervention. There will also be a focus on humanitarian law $ in particular, on the law relating to entitlement to combatant status, on the law regulating the conduct of hostilities between opposing forces and the law on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. In addition, there will be a study of the law relating to internal armed conduct, including recognition of belligerency, intervention and the conduct of hostilities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  30
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to equip students with a critical understanding of the fundamental concepts of international law as it relates to conflict.
Assessment Information
Essay (100%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsInternational Law, Armed Force, Humanitarian Law, Conflict
Contacts
Course organiserDr Stephen Neff
Tel: (0131 6)50 2067
Email: Stephen.Neff@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Douglas Thompson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2022
Email: D.Thompson@ed.ac.uk
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