International Humanitarian Law, 15 Credits

The course is an introduction at advanced level in international humanitarian law (or the Law of Armed Conflict, Jus in bello), as a distinctive part of public international law. The course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of IHL, it’s norms and implementation. The course sheds light on this international legal regime, with regards to international and non-international armed conflicts.

The course also highlights some contemporary problem areas, as for instance the regulation of autonomous weapon systems, gender issues in relation to humanitarian law och matters pertaining to armed non-state actors. The relation between international humanitarian law and human rights law is also discussed and critically examined.

The course is in English.

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


School of Law, Psychology and Social Work

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 180 credits at the first level out of which 90 credits with increasing depth within law, including an essay (G2E) of 15 credits.
Additional requirements: English Course B/English Course 6.

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X3103