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International Humanitarian Law (Spring 2021)

This is a guide to resources for CWRU (law) students research paper topics for their international humanitarian law seminar.

Getting Started

 
International humanitarian law is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict. 
 
This is a guide to resources for CWRU (law) students research paper topics for their international humanitarian law seminar.

Please check the below sources for a quick beginning  research on international humanitarian law  

What Is International Humanitarian Law? (ICRC, 2 pages)

International Humanitarian Law (European Commission, 2 pages)

What is the difference between IHL and human rights law? (ICRC)

Hans-Peter Gasser, Humanitarian Law, International (CWRU law patrons; Dec. 2015, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law).

Law students may schedule a Personal Research Consultation ("PERC") with one of the librarians.

 

Prof. Gregory Noone

Gregory Noone is the Director of the Fairmont State University National Security and Intelligence Program and an Associate Professor of Political Science and Law. Dr. Noone is also a member of the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize) where he has conducted justice system assessments in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire as well as provided assistance in post-Gaddafi Libya and with the ongoing conflict in Syria.