M.A. in Conflict and International Humanitarian Laws

M.A. in Conflict and International Humanitarian Laws

Duration : 1 year

This course aims to enhance understanding of the scholars on the contemporary issues and relevance of international humanitarian law; practical implementation of human rights norms; humanitarian assistance to conflict victims; monitoring of human right violations; and prosecution of heinous war criminals through ICC with an orientation to different modules of peace building in the context of increasing threat of terrorism and internal conflicts. On each subject area, practical application of cases and references of different countries will serve as suitable illustrations. This course caters the need of mid- carrier professionals who have carrier interest in UN Human Rights Organisations, UN Peace Keeping Missions and Humanitarian agencies for reporting, recording, investigating and monitoring of human rights violations as well as assisting the conflict victims and providing peace/security during conflict situations.
 
Subject Coverage
1) International Humanitarian Laws and Implementation (100 Marks)
Course Objectives:
  1.  To familiarize students with international humanitarian tools relating to the protection of people, property, and environment in the time of armed conflict
  2. To acquaint students with landmark contribution of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in the development of Humanitarian Laws
  3. To help students develop a conceptual clarity of humanization of humanitarian standards by establishing a link between the human rights and humanitarian framework.
  4. To enhance the capacity of students to analyze the scope of implementation and enforcement of humanitarian laws and established jurisprudence in this regard
 
2) International Criminal Law and Court System (100 Marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To familiarize students on the jurisdiction and performance of the international criminal tribunals from Nuremberg trial to Rome statutes
  2. To acquaint students with the nature of crimes enumerated in the various statutes to be tried by  international criminal courts
  3. To familiarize the contribution of the ad hoc criminal tribunals to the permanent international criminal court
  4. To enable students to deeply study the  international criminal law in order to enhance the quality of the  national criminal justice and court system.
3) Protection of Women and Children in Armed Conflict (100 marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To familiarize students about instrumental development for the protection of women and children in Armed Conflict of International and Non-International Character
  2. To develop the capacity of students to assess the impact of conflict on women and children, especially in relation to their right to life, security and peaceful inhabitation, focusing the issues relating to the economic, social and cultural rights
  3. To develop the capacity of students to critically analyze the cases under international criminal courts'   jurisdictions focusing the Internal Armed Conflict 
4) Conflict and Transformation 
Course Objectives:
  1. To develop expert understanding of students in matters of conflict, its dynamics and impacts
  2. To help students to understand conflict, its dynamics and impacts in relation with issues of human rights, good governance, and constitutionalism
  3. To introduce interdisciplinary approach to study conflict and its relation with law and justice
  4. To acquaint knowledge on the international initiatives in adopting the guidelines for the effective process of conflict transformation. 
5) Report Writing and Field Research (100 Marks)
6) Dissertation (100 Marks)