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Uploaded on May 10, 2019
This course explores war from multiple perspectives. We are concerned with how it is defined, its nature and prevalence, as well as different types of warfare. We examine how law attempts to regulate warfare and explore how the dynamics of wars result in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Probing deeper into the nature of these crimes, we study both the cause (for instance the extreme methods of military training that turn recruits into torturers) and the effect (on victims).
We will also study methods to fight these types of crimes and the legal obligation of the international community to do so even when political will might be lacking as well as consider the after-effects of war. A special focus is placed on the Islamic State and the link between extremism, war and terrorism.