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International Humanitarian Law (LAWS 5136)

Course Info

This course is designed to prepare the student members of the Jean Pictet Competition team, but is open to all students with an interest in international humanitarian law. The course will be taught in two all-day Friday-Saturday sessions in January and February by international humanitarian law expert Gregory Noone, who is currently a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and was previously Head of the Foreign Military Rights Affairs Branch of the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. Using case studies as well as simulations and role-playing exercises, the course will address the field of international humanitarian law as a whole, including the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law, and the role of international organizations such as the ICRC and U.N. The objective of the course is to convey the reality of international law. Like humanitarian law itself, the course will not deal solely with legal disputes or judicial matters, but with practice and real life situations.


Prof. Gregory Noone

Prof. 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. 


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Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


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CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) International Law lessons


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