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|Class Status:||3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
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|Housing:||Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
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|Education Abroad Advisor:||Abby Leake||Application Fee:||Yes|
|Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||Yes||Subject Area:||Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, Law, Political Science|
Analyze the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and human rights.
- Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in real-life examples using Danish and international case studies
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours where you come face-to-face with current political tensions and issues of national identity
- Engage with experts in the field and discuss international conflicts, bringing professional perspectives to the classroom
The program is right for you if you are pre-law, or study political science, international relations, government, human rights, or global studies. The real world experience you will gain in this course is highly valuable if you are interested in applying to law school.
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Examine human rights and the laws of armed conflict as they apply to contemporary conflicts. Analyze current events such as piracy off the coast of Somalia, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and recent European armed conflicts in a legal context. Develop an understanding of the legal aspects regulating modern conflicts and how they interact with the political environment.
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: A course in international relations or human rights at university level.
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The Justice & Human Rights program is designed to enhance your knowledge within the field of international law and human rights. It will provide you with understanding of the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe including Danish involvement, through the combination of readings, field studies and study tours, using the Balkans as a case study.
The program is designed for students studying political science, international relations, law/pre-law, government, human rights, global studies, and similar fields.
•Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict (from Spring 2012)
This course is an examination of human rights and the laws of armed conflict and how they apply to contemporary conflicts. The course seeks its inspiration in current events, and aims to enabling you to analyze events such as piracy off the coast of Somalia, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and recent armed conflicts in a legal context. You will get a thorough understanding of the legal aspects regulating modern conflicts and how they interact with the political environment. The course also examines the civil wars of the former Yugoslavia as a case study in preparation for the study tour to the Balkans.
Prerequisites: A course in international relations, or a course in human rights.
•A three-day study tour in Denmark
This tour will introduce you to Danish military and naval capabilities and their involvement and position in crisis areas. You will meet military officers and engage in academic conversations with students at a Danish university.
•A one-week European study tour to The Balkans (Kosovo in the fall, or Bosnia and Herzegovina in the spring) On this tour you will witness human rights violations first-hand and learn from numerous speakers about Europe's reactions to these atrocities from an international human rights law perspective. You will visit the crucial war-torn areas that will bring to life classroom discussions of the armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. By visiting local politicians, NGO workers, academics and military officers, you will gain an understanding of the reality and practical concerns affecting the implementation of obligations under international human rights law.