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Fall 2023

7334 WRS: International Law & Use of Force - FOTEH- 14078

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  TTH  Location: 211 

Course Outline: The seminar will focus on international legal issues relating to the use of armed force, including attention to various permissible uses of force and criminal responsibility for use of illegal force; U.S. constitutional issues concerning decisions to use armed force abroad; terrorism; permissible detention of individuals under international law; interrogation tactics, and relevant war crimes and individual responsibility. A paper is required.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=12


Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: 1 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7

2 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7

HUMAN RIGHTS CH11

TERRORISM CH12

IRAQ 2003

WAR CRIMES CH 8

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Yes


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