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Spring 2014 Human Rights W3930 section 001
INT'L HUMANITARIAN LAW/HUM RGTS
INT'L HUMANITARIAN LAW/HUM RTS

Call Number 74082
Day & Time
Location
W 11:00am-12:50pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Bruce L Cronin
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Please email the instructor at bc14@columbia.edu. This seminar will cover various issues, debates, and concepts in the international law of armed conflict (known as international humanitarian law), particularly as it relates to the protection of non-combatants and civilians. In doing so, we will examine how international humanitarian law and human rights law intersect. Both sets of legal norms are designed to protect the lives, well-being, and dignity of individuals. However, the condition of armed conflict provides a much wider set of options for governments and individuals to engage in violent, deadly action against others, including killing, forcibly detaining, and destroying the property of those designated as combatants. At the same time, the means of waging war are not unlimited, but rather are tightly regulated by both treaty and customary law. This course will examine how these regulations operate in theory and practice, focusing on the principles of distinction, proportionality, and military necessity.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 11 students (20 max) as of 11:25PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Subject Human Rights
Number W3930
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Note REG PRIORITY TO HUMAN RIGHTS MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS
Section key 20141HRTS3930W001

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