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    American University Washington College of Law
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 620 International Humanitarian Law


(3 hrs.)

A study of international principles and rules regulating the conduct of international and other armed conflicts; the historical development of restraints on armed conflict; the distinction between rules governing recourse to armed coercion and those governing the conduct of armed hostilities; the protections afforded by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols to combatants and noncombatants, including civilians, POWs, the wounded, and the sick; the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and human rights issues. Goldman, Parks Fall