Online Course - International Humanitarian Law

(Last Updated on 4 November 2019)

Registration for the new cohort opens until 31 March 2021. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 30 April 2021 at their own pace. 

Course Overview

This law course will help to understand underlying principles governing armed conflicts, also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to protect victims, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as wounded and sick during armed conflict. This course provides essential knowledge and skills for academics and practitioners who wish to specialise in this field. Course emphasise to professionals working in the humanitarian and medical field, including members of NGOs especially involved in armed conflict situations.

Course Features

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Target Audience

This online course will be available to anyone in the world. The target audience is individuals studying, researching or/and working in law, health, policy, international relations, education and humanitarian sectors or postgraduate students of closely-related disciplines. The course requires a primary degree in any of the above or related subjects.

Tuition

As part of CCOUC’s knowledge transfer endeavour, this course is offered free of charge. There is limited quota for enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Structure and Delivery Format

The course involves a total of 8 lessons, 2 short quizzes and one final assessment. Each lesson requires about 1.5 to 2 hours of study. All assessments are in the form of multiple-choice questions to be completed online with unlimited attempts. To progress through the course, students must obtain 80% or above in each short quiz. Students enrolled in the course may access all learning materials and go through all learning activities online within a maximum period of seven months. Topics covered in the course are as follows:

Course Completion and Certification

Students who obtain 60% or above in the final assessment will be issued a printable certificate in recognition of completing the course.

Registration

To start studying the course now, please visit the course website at http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/d11-1-international-humanitarian-law

Stay Connected

For units interested in promoting and recommending this course, please send an email to ccouc@cuhk.edu.hk for further information.