Humanitarian Law and Armed ConflictSemester Course

Justice & Human Rights
Week-Long Study Tour
Geneva or Bosnia or Kosovo
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Human Rights, International Relations, Legal Studies
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. Gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Government, Political Science


Alexander Hviid

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (International Security & Law, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). M.A. (Social Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Research interests include Arctic security and Danish-Greenlandic relations, as well as public international law, specifically international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Work experience with the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College. With DIS since 2016. On leave Fall 2023.

Dorthe Bach Nyemann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master in Politics and History from University of Copenhagen 2000. Graduated in courses on International Law at the Master of International Security and Law from the University of Southern Denmark 2015. Worked as a teacher and planner of education at the Danish Army Academy for Junior Officers from 2005 to 2015. Currently employed at the Royal Danish Defence College researching cyber security and hybrid threats. Areas of expertise as a teacher are International Relations, International Law, and the art of writing large assignments. Engaged in international working groups related to the topic of my research. With DIS since 2021.

Steen Kjærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Arts in International Security from the University of Leicester (UK). Graduated Joint Command and Staff College (MA) 2010. Commissioned as an Army officer in 1996, after having served as NCO since 1989. Multiple international deployments to conflict zones. Currently works at the Royal Danish Defense College, as a military analyst focusing on security issues such as military security, Counter-Terrorism and International Law. Served in the Danish Defense Intelligence service. With DIS since 2018.

Ulrik Graff Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.jur. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 2006). European Legal Diploma, University of Kent, 2003. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command-Afghanistan, 2009. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command - Maritime operations, 2008. Deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. With DIS since 2010.