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OTMV1103 Decoding Modern Warfare 4 op
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
Postdoctoral Researcher Johanna Friman
Preceding studies
Basic knowledge of international law is an advantage.

General description

The aim of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of the conceptual and contextual frameworks governing modern warfare.

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should:

- Conceptually understand the rules and principles governing modern warfare.

- Be aware of the different contextual constellations of modern warfare.

- Be able to critically analyse whether or not the existing international legal regulation serves to effectively govern modern wars and armed conflicts.

- Have aquired or developed academic reasoning skills, academic reading skills, as well as academic writing skills.


Jus ad bellum
Jus in bello
Jus post bellum

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Independent work

The course consists of lectures (including three workshops), ending with an essay (5.000 words). There will be no exam.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English

The course is based on interactive participation throughout the course. There will be exercises during and/or between lectures, including three voluntary written reading reports that will reflect on the grade. Active participation in the lectures and workshops is required in order to pass the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Essay (100%)and reading reports (+/-1).

Further information

Time: III/IV Period
Restricted entry, limited to 15 students (plus 20 for the specialization course). 1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For the remaining places, the following criteria will be used to select the participants:
1. exchange students of the TLS cooperative institutions
2. degree students of the TLS cooperative institutions
3. other law students
4. non-law students
Available for: Degree Programme Students & Exchange Students & Other Students (including non-law students)

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeusnotaarin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen maisterin tutkinto
MDP in Law and Information Society
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen opinnot
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