Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001674

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to: - understand the importance and function of the priciples and rules that govern armed conflicts. - realize the significance of compliance with the international conventions that form International Humantitarian Law. - approach on a realistic basis the expectations from the effort to regulate the phenomenon of armed conflicts. - deal with a humane-centric spirit the challenges set by the use of armed force by state and non state actors. - apply rules to found judgments over controversial situations that deal with the protections of non combatants and combatants in cases of armed conflict.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
International Humanitarian Law is a special part of General Public International Law and deals with the rules and principles that govern armed conflicts, whether international or internationalized. The course focuses to the Hague Regulations (1907), the Geneva Conventions (1949) and the Additional Protocols (1977) to them. Emphasis is given to the protection of non combatants, those that are found hors de combat and the combatants, and further it elaborates the spirit of humantity according to which wartime dilemmas should be dealt. Finally, it is noted that this course is a partial requirement of an international conventional obligation of our country.
humanism, armed conflicts, non combatants, combatants, laws of war, military necessity, distinction
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students are welcome to use Moodle and digital data bases such as Westlaw and Jstor, and retrieve information from the websites of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Also, they may contact the teaching staff via email.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students are assessed at the end of the semester through written or oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
[ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 12054] Χατζηκωνσταντίνου Κ., Προσεγγίσεις στο Διεθνές Ανθρωπιστικό Δίκαιο (2η έκδοση, Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 2009).
Additional bibliography for study
Γάγγας Δ., Εισαγωγή στο Διεθνές Δίκαιο των Ενόπλων Συγκρούσεων (3η έκδοση, Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 2008). Μαρούδα Μ.-Ν., Περί του Ανθρωπιστικού Χώρου στον 21ο Αιώνα (Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 2012). Σαρηγιαννίδης Μ., Η Πολεμική Κατοχή στο Διεθνές Δίκαιο (Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη: Σάκκουλας, 2011). Χατζηκωνσταντίνου Κ., Επτά + 1 Προβλήματα για το Διεθνές Ανθρωπιστικό Δίκαιο (Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 2010). Clapham A. & Gaeta P. (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armned Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). Dinstein Y., The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict (2nd edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Dinstein Y., Non-International Armed Conflicts in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Kolb R. & Hyde R., An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts (Oxford: Hart, 2008). Perrakis St. & Marouda M.-D. (eds), Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law. 150 Years After Solferino. Acquis and Prospects (Athina-Komotini: Ant. N. Sakkoulas, 2009).
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