Instructor:  Thomas Dougherty, J.D., United States Department of Justice

This course will examine how  international humanitarian law (also known as the Law of Armed Conflict) impacts the conduct of hostilities, regulates the use of force, mitigates the consequences of warfare and protects civilians in international and non-international armed conflicts.  The course will also cover the role of international human rights law in armed conflicts as well as ways and means to enforce adherence to international humanitarian law.  Finally, course will address the applicability of international humanitarian law to armed non-state actors.   All of these issues will be examined through a case study of the International Community’s recent experiences in Afghanistan.