Justice & Human Rights
Analyze the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and human rights.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking, and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in examples using Danish and international case studies
- Engage with experts in the field and discuss international conflicts, bringing professional perspectives to the classroom
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours where you come face-to-face with current political tensions and issues of national identity
It’s a good fit if you study:
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Human Rights
- International Relations
- Legal Studies
- Political Science
This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. You gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.
Week-Long Study Tour: Bosnia or Kosovo
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One course in international relations or human rights at university level.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE!
Justice & Human Rights students are invited to apply for the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship. This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Find more information here