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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2009

International Humanitarian Law

Instructor: Jinks, D Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #28820
     Day    Time   Location
   Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm TNH 3.127
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the law of armed conflict, known in modern times as international humanitarian law.  We will study such topics as the regulation of various means and methods of warfare, the treatment of war victims (such as POWs and civilians), the regulation of non-international armed conflicts, the application of the law of war to non-state actors (such as terrorist organizations and corporations), and various enforcement mechanisms (such as international criminal tribunals and US military commissions).  We will give special consideration to how the "Global War on Terrorism" implicates these issues, and we will examine closely the role that humanitarian law has played in post-9/11 litigation in the United States.  Paper required.

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