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Interactive Course on
INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

Schedule

View the syllabus for additional information on the required readings and materials.

Friday, January 11, 2012

8:30 – 9:00 Check-In
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks & Introduction

Greg McNeal, Pepperdine Law
Anne Quintin, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

9:15 – 9:45 Multiple Choice Questionnaire
9:45 – 11:15 Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Conflict Classification


Anne Quintin
, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Readings & Materials
UN Charter Arts. 2(4), 42, and 51
GC III, Arts 2-3
AP I, Arts 1-4
AP II, Art. 1
Additional: Solis, pp. 149-185; pp. 250-300

11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 1:00 Implementation and Enforcement of IHL


Jennifer Khurana,
American Red Cross

Readings & Materials
GC III, Arts 126-132
GC IV, Arts 142-149
AP I, Arts 80-91
Rome Statute, Arts 8 and 15
Additional: Solis, pp, 85-96, 99-102, 301-338

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:15 Battlefield Status & Protected Persons


Chris Jenks,
Southern Methodist University School of Law

Readings & Materials

GC III, Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 et seq.
GC IV, Articles 3, 4, 7, 8, 13 et seq.
AP I, Articles 1, 8, 41-7, 48-54, 57, 75, 76-79
AP II, Articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14
Geoffrey S. Corn, Victor Hansen, Richard B. Jackson, Chris Jenks, Eric Talbot Jensen, and James A. Schoettler, Jr, 2012. The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach. Wolters Kluwer. Read Chapter 9. Civilians
Additional: Solis, pp. 109-118, 186-202, 205-220, 224-228, 232-239, 240-245

3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Exercise on Battlefield Status and Protected Persons
5:30 – 7:00 Welcome Reception

Saturday, January 12, 2012

8:45 – 9:00 Recap Day 1
9:00 – 10:30

The Interplay Between IHL and Human Rights Laws

David Kaye, University of California Irvine School of Law

Readings & Materials
ICCPR
Torture Convention
Additional: Cordula Droege, "The interplay between IHL and IHRL in situations of armed conflict", 40 Israel L. Rev. 310 (2007)

10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Internment & Detention

Gary Solis, Georgetown University Law Center

Readings & Materials

GC III, Arts 4-5, 7, 12-24, 78-121
GC IV, Arts 4-6, 13-14, 21-22, 27-34, 37, 41-49, 64-73, 75-78, 117-118, 132-135
AP I, Arts 8-11, 41, 43-47, 50-56, 75
AP II, Arts 2-6, 13-17

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch—Careers panel
1:00 – 2:15 Exercise on Internment & Detention
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Means and Methods of Warfare & Targeting

Eric Jensen, Brigham Young University Law School

Readings & Materials
Hague IV and Annex (review all, focus on Annex Articles 22-27)
AP I, Arts 35-58
Geoffrey S. Corn, Victor Hansen, Richard B. Jackson, Chris Jenks, Eric Talbot Jensen, and James A. Schoettler, Jr, 2012. The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach. Wolters Kluwer. Read Chapter 6. Targeting
Additional: Solis, pp. 519-555
Additional: ICRC, INTERPRETIVE GUIDE ON THE NOTION OF DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN HOSTILITIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:30 Exercise on Targeting

Sunday, January 13, 2012

9:00 – 10:30 Final Simulation Exercise
10:30 – 11:30 Debrief on Simulation
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Multiple Choice Questionnaire
11:45 – 12:00 Farewell and Certificate Ceremony