12 November 2013

Law, War and Human Rights, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science
Eight Monday evening classes: 27 January - 17 March 2014
Deadline for application: 28 November 2013
 
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.
The Centre organizes an eight-week programme, carried out by way of a two-hour seminar each Monday evening, examines the laws of war and international criminal law from the perspective of international human rights law. It confronts the crucial questions: are human rights law, the laws of war and international criminal law three distinct disciplines? Have they now become so entwined that it is not possible fully to understand one without some knowledge of the other?
Humanitarian law, international criminal law and the law of human rights have many features in common. This course will make the links between these different strands of law and show how they work together and complement each other. It will also show where they are distinct and analyse why it is necessary to acknowledge that the three bodies of law are separate, despite the fact that the three strands work towards many of the same goals.
 
At the course's conclusion, participants will have a real grasp of how human rights law now informs all aspects of conflict and its aftermath, including terrorism and international crimes. A certificate of attendance from the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE will be awarded to all those who have successfully completed the course.
 
Course components
• The nature of armed conflict and the rules applying to the use of force
• International armed conflicts and international humanitarian law
• Human rights in non-international armed conflicts
• Human rights, conflict and International Criminal Law
• Women, war and conflict
• Children and other vulnerable groups in war and conflict
• Refugees, asylum, humanitarian protection and displaced persons
• Terrorism, war and conflict
• Human rights and international armed conflict

The course is taught by a panel of distinguished experts and each session is chaired by Madeleine Colvin, a human rights lawyer who worked for several human rights organisations including Liberty and JUSTICE.

More details on the speakers, fees and applications can be found here.

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