Humanitarian Law and Armed ConflictSemester Course

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

This course is an examination of human rights and the laws of armed conflict and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as Somali piracy, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and armed conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan in a legal context. You 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):
Political Science


Alexander Hviid

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

MSc (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.