Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
International Humanitarian Law KHT 527 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses <p>Does not exist</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>International Issues</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEZERCAN BEKTAŞ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEZERCAN BEKTAŞ,
Course Assistants

Arş.Gör.Ali ÖZDEMİR

Course Category
Course Objective

Humanitarian Law, Law of War and Armed Conflict Law is a branch of law that has the same meaning and is different from, but related to, human rights law. The reason for the existence of this branch of law is the phenomenon of war. The aim of the course is to introduce this branch of law to students and to give information about the rules to be applied in armed conflicts.

Course Content

International humanitarian law aims at minimizing human suffering. For this, war must be as humane and regulated as possible. This goal has been embodied in the Geneva Conventions and additional protocols as a product of centuries-long work. The conventions prepared by the Red Cross, also known as the Geneva Conventions, are the most important source of Humanitarian Law, and the course will teach the basic concepts of international humanitarian law based on the Geneva Conventions.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Criticizes the rules of international law on armed conflict Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Analyzes the application of international humanitarian law rules Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Makes inferences about the scope and development of international humanitarian law Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Discusses when the use of force in international law is permitted Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Develop an understanding of the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian law Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Revealing the Relationship Between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 Explain the jurisdiction procedure of the International Criminal Court Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
8 Explain the jurisdiction procedure of the International Criminal Court Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
9 Makes up-to-date evaluations on Armed Conflict Law Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Historical development of international humanitarian law, definition of the term humanitarian law Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
2 Scope of application of humanitarian law, armed conflicts, acts of war, place of war Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
3 Those who fought and those who did not participate Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
4 Methods and ways used in armed conflict Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
5 Military targets, protection of civilian targets, protection of dangerous structures Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
6 Protection of the civilian population Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
7 Rights and duties of the occupying power Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
8 Protection of injured, sick and casualties Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
9 Protection of prisoners of war Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
10 Religious staff Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
11 Protection of cultural goods Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
12 Armed conflict law at sea Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
13 Impartiality law Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
14 Application of international humanitarian law Related chapters of the below mentioned text books will be read.
Resources
Course Notes <p>-Dieter Fleck, The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law, Oxford University Press, 2008</p> <p>-Noelle Quenivet, Shilan Shah-Davis, International Law and Armed Conflict, TMC Asser Press, 2010<br /> <br /> -Ayşe Nur T&uuml;t&uuml;nc&uuml;, İnsancıl Hukuka Giriş, Beta yay., 2006</p>
Course Resources

-Dieter Fleck, The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law, Oxford University Press, 2008

-Noelle Quenivet, Shilan Shah-Davis, International Law and Armed Conflict, TMC Asser Press, 2010

-Ayşe Nur Tütüncü, İnsancıl Hukuka Giriş, Beta yay., 2006

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
Total 40
1. Final 60
Total 60
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 0
dersAKTSKredisi 7