You’ll study, in-depth, some of the most serious threats facing our world today. The core focus is on warfare and armed conflicts, and their implications for human rights. Since these issues are often fuelled by ‘natural’ problems, the course content is expanded to include this where appropriate.
You’ll focus on the legal response to subjects including the global refugee crisis, terrorism, the proliferation of mass violence and internal armed conflict, piracy, human trafficking, natural disasters, health pandemics and economic crises.
Taught by experts at the forefront of international law scholarship, this LLM provides you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the legal regimes that have been developed to protect human rights (including Islamic and African Human Rights protection).
Topics covered include international humanitarian law, the law regulating armed conflict both between and within sovereign states and involving state and non-state actors, legal regimes developed to create maritime security, international criminal justice and the role of law in uncovering truth and promoting reconciliation in the aftermath of violent conflict.