Online Course on International Humanitarian Law by Université catholique de Louvain, Europe: Applications Open

The Université catholique de LouvainAbout the organisers

The Université catholique de Louvain is Belgium’s largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, which was expressly built to house the university, and Brussels, Charleroi, Mons, Tournai and Namur.

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About the course

The Université catholique de Louvain through edX is organising an online course on International Humanitarian Law.

Armed conflicts have always exi

sted around the world. Unfortunately, recent events have shown that this phenomenon is becoming increasingly complex, especially with respect to some legal issues, such as:

  • The definition of combatants when terrorists are involved in the hostilities.
  • The detention by rebels of State armed forces.
  • The involvement and status of UN peacekeepers in armed conflicts.

This course will help you understand these complex legal issues by teaching you the norms governing armed conflicts, also known as ‘International Humanitarian Law’ (‘IHL’).

edX will address these issues in light of recent practice, including the fight against ISIS and Al-Qaeda in different regions of the world, as well as other recent and older conflicts, such as those in Armenia, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, and the Israeli-Palestinian one.

The course will provide essential theoretical and practical knowledge for students, researchers and academics who wish to specialize in International Humanitarian Law as well as professionals, including members of NGOs, involved in armed conflict situations, or even members of armed forces.

Length: 11 weeks

Effort: 4 to 12 hours per week

Price: FREE (Add a Verified Certificate for $150 USD)

Institution: LouvainX

Subject: Law

Level: Advanced

Language: English

Video Transcripts: English


Raphaël Van Steenberghe: Professor at the International Law Centre, Université catholique de Louvain.

Jerôme de Hemptinne: Professor, International Humanitarian Law, Université catholique de Louvain.

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