The Law of Armed Conflict

Course: MAS1002


This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):

This course gives students a solid knowledge of the rule of law regarding the use of force in international and non-international armed conflicts. The course examines the correct interpretation of these rules under international law and explains their applicability in operational situations, discusses the rules pertaining to the humane treatment of persons under a foreign power's authority, the legal obligations pertaining to personal property and the rules regulating the use of weapons. In addition, the course explores the notion of combatants, prisoners of war, the treatment of civilians, and the obligation of limiting damage and unnecessary suffering, as well as special cases, such as children-soldiers and mercenaries.


All sections for this course are in progress.