MOOC: International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice

Since March this year, the KGF together with the Center for Innovation is working on the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”. The MOOC is now open for pre-enrollment, and will be launched on 12 November 2018. With the IHL MOOC the KGF wants to take dissemination of IHL to the next level, by spreading knowledge of IHL to thousands of eager students and practitioners, all over the world.

Prof. Robert Heinsch, Dr. Giulia Pinzauti and Dr. Emma Irving from the Forum are teaching in this MOOC, through numerous short knowledge clips. The topics that they will cover include: Introduction to IHL; Conflict Classification; The Conduct of Hostilities; The Protection of Persons; and, Implementation and Enforcement of IHL. Like other MOOCs, the knowledge clips will be accompanied by critical readings and engaging discussions. There will also be a recurring case study on the vicious country Arfula where participants can apply their IHL knowledge to practice. On top of that, podcast interviews with knowledgeable experts in the field will be available for in-depth discussions on both the challenges and successes of applying IHL on the battlefield.

Who can enroll in our course? The KGF aims to address students with a law background and practitioners in the humanitarian field. But, the course will be accessible for free in English on the Coursera platform, so everyone with an interest in IHL can enroll. Are you already excited to participate in the course, or do you want to know more about the IHL MOOC? Go to the Coursera page to pre-enroll or have a look at the official course description.

Sneakpeak: Dr. Pinzauti teaching in the MOOC.