Intitulé du cours: The role of fact-finding in implementation of international humanitarian law

 

Enseignante: Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza, Dr, NOHA Director at the University of Warsaw, Poland

 

Type d’enseignement: Séminaire

 

Semestre: 1er  semestre 

 

Nombre d’heures de cours: 6h

 

Langue principale: English

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Prérequis:

It is required that students read basic material on the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission available at:

http://www.ihffc.org/Files/en/pdf/2017_ihffc_brochure_english_new.pdf

 

Description du cours:

 

  • 2 hours - general introduction to fact-finding under public international law, role of fact-finding among different means and methods of ensuring compliance with international humanitarian law

  • 2 hours - the role of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission established under Article 90 of the Protocol Additional I of 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

  • 2 hours - a case study based on a fact-finding experience.

 

 

Objectifs du cours:

The aim of this course is that students learn and understand the obstacles and  dilemmas related to implementation of international humanitarian law  from both legal and practical perspectives with the use of the example of a fact-finding – one of the mechanisms at states’ disposal. They will also become aware of ways of overcoming such challenges taking into account multidimensional and multi-layered character of international legal regulations aiming at ensuring compliance with international humanitarian law.

 

Méthode pédagogique:

 

Introduction by a lecturer followed by group discussions and practical case study.

 

Lectures:

 

Required reading – basic material available at:

http://www.ihffc.org/Files/en/pdf/2017_ihffc_brochure_english_new.pdf

 

Recommended reading – bibliography list available at:

http://www.ihffc.org/index.asp?Language=EN&page=bibliography