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Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum of Leiden University will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”

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* With thanks to Prof. Dr. Robert Heinsch!

We are pleased to announce that the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum of Leiden University is launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”. From now on, interested students and practitioners in the field can pre-enroll in our online course through this link.

The course will go live on 12 November 2018. This course features video lectures by Assistant Professors Dr. Giulia Pinzauti and Dr. Emma Irving, as well as by Prof. Dr. Robert Heinsch. Together, they will give participants a deep insight into the law of armed conflict.

Throughout the five weeks of the course, students will become familiar with:

(1) the basic concepts and history of IHL;

(2) conflict classification;

(3) the conduct of hostilities;

(4) the protection of protected persons; and

(5) the implementation and enforcement of IHL.

Participants can expect a mix of theory and practice. They will be able to participate in an ongoing case study and engage in discussions with our distinguished speakers from the field. A recurring theme surrounds these topics: What are the biggest challenges in IHL nowadays? What are the success stories of compliance with IHL? And, at the end of the course, students will be invited to critically analyze whether IHL actually works.

With this course, we would like to take dissemination of IHL to the next level, and make people enthusiastic about contributing to the humanitarian field.

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