Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Gain essential problem-based learning skills and examine the dilemmas faced in humanitarian and human rights law promotion through the use of case studies and interactive exercises.

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Instructor: 
Gregory Noone, Laurie Blank

What is the difference between international human rights law and international humanitarian law?

This introductory course will answer this question and other basic questions relating to the field: Why do we have these bodies of law? How do they apply? What is the practical impact of human rights and humanitarian law in conflict-affected states? How do these two bodies of law interact? How are human rights and international humanitarian law relevant to practitioner’s work in the field?

The course will be delivered through a variety of methodologies that seek to maximize the learning experience, with an emphasis on problem-based learning.

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