This course will focus on selected topics in the law of war (or international humanitarian law). This body of law centres on the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their two Additional Protocols of 1977. We will examine issues such as the definition of armed conflict, the doctrine of military necessity, the significance of prisoner of war status, the relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights standards, and issues concerning implementation and enforcement.

The course will consider the challenges posed to international humanitarian law by the changing character of armed conflict, the fragmentation of international law, and the evolving character of international relations. We will consider historical and current case studies to examine how humanitarian rules operate in practice.

Topic: 
Public International Law
Duration: 
4 days (1 weekend in March, 1 weekend in May)
Next course:
21 March 202022 March 2020 (see all)
Facilitator(s):
Associate Professor Rain Liivoja
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD | Award | Non-Award
Cost: 
$2170

Topics covered

  • definition of armed conflict
  • the doctrine of military necessity
  • the significance of prisoner of war status
  • the relationship between international humanitarian law
  • human rights standards, and issues concerning implementation and enforcement

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

 Register for Continuing Professional Development

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment, and your course participation may not be used as academic credit towards a qualification. Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice. Registration closes 2 weeks before the course starts.

Register as a CPD student


 Enrol as a non-award student

To gain academic credit, you can apply to enrol as a ‘non-award’ student. Your enrolment is called ‘non-award’ because you are not seeking to be awarded a qualification at this point. As a non-award student, you will be required to do course assessment and will gain academic credit for successfully completing the course. You may seek credit for the course if you enrol in a program in the future.

Apply for entry as a non-award student


 Enrol as a part of a Masters degree program

This course is part of the Master of Laws postgraduate program.

 

Upcoming sessions

21 March 2020 9:00am22 March 2020 5:00pm
2 May 2020 9:00am3 May 2020 5:00pm
Associate Professor Rain Liivoja

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.