JUR-3620 International law and armed conflict - 15 ECTS
International law and armed conflict is a course at master degree level.
Students at the five year integrated master´s degree programme in law (Master i rettsvitenskap) may choose this course as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the elective part of the programme´s fifth year, cf. Studieplan for graden Master i rettsvitenskap ved UiT med tilhørende fagbeskrivelse for 5. avdeling.
Followed by necessary application and admission process, other students on master level may also choose this course.
Students admitted to this course must be on master level. Students should have basic knowledge of international law. For students on the integrated master programme in Tromsø, the course builds upon their knowledge of international law acquired during their first year of study.
Having passed the exam, the student has:
- Advanced knowledge of the sources of international law and its methodology
- Advanced knowledge of the prohibition on the use of armed force
- Advanced knowledge of the right to selfdefence
- Advanced knowledge of the United Nations Security Councils right to authorize the use of armed force
- Advanced knowledge of the general principles of international humanitarian law
- Advanced knowledge of the definition of combatant and their treatment
- Advanced knowledge of the rules regarding general protection of persons and property against the consequences of an armed conflict
- Advanced knowledge of certain kinds of civilian property granted enhanced protection
- Advanced knowledge of the methods and means of combat
- Advanced knowledge of the relationship of international humanitarian law to international human rights law
- Good knowledge of the right to use armed force by invitation of a host state
- Good knowledge of the different types of armed conflicts and the geographical area where military operations may be undertaken
- Knowledge of the history of the law on the use of force and international humanitarian law
- Knowledge of the disputed legality of humanitarian intervention and authorization by other authorities than the United Nations Security Council
- Knowledge of the rules protecting the environment in armed conflicts
- Knowledge of the application of international humanitarian law to international peace support operations
- Knowledge of the enforcement of international humanitarian law
Having passed the exam, the student is able to:
- identify and analyze legal problems of both theoretical and practical character regarding international law on armed conflicts
- apply his/her knowledge of international legal methodology in a critical and independent way
- identify and discuss de lege ferenda some of the most controversial topics within the fields of law covered
- use English terminology applicable to this field of law
After passing the specialization, the student can:
- Apply the obtained knowledge and skills in the field of the international law of armed conflict individually and in cooperation with others
- Communicate reasoning within the field of the international law of armed conflict in a clear and precise manner, orally and in writing to the academic community and the general public
- Apply knowledge and skills acquired within the law of international law of armed conflict to other fields of international law, tasks and projects, where relevant
- Identify and reflect on ethical dilemmas that work with issues of relevance to the international law of armed conflict can lead to, and deal with these in a responsible manner
Followed by necessary application and admission process, exchange students may also choose this course.
Exchange students must be on master level. Students should have basic knowledge of international law.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty of law: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 15
- Course code: JUR-3620
- Responsible unit
- Det juridiske fakultet
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