Previous exam papers for JUR1730 and JUS5730 - International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict)
This course changed course code from JUR5730 to JUS5730 autumn 2011. The change resulted in a reduction in credits from 15 to 10, but the learning requirements remained the same.
Previous exam papers for JUR1730 and JUR5730
A. Explain the legal status of the civilian population in international armed conflicts in general, and explain the impact of Article 51 (3) of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions.
B. Discuss the meaning of Article 51 (5) (b) of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions.
Both questions must be answered.
1) Describe the different levels of armed conflict according to international humanitarian law. According to these rules, how would you categorise the situation in Afghanistan? (It is assumed that the Afghan Government, following the US invasion that led to the fall of Taliban in 2001, presently is receiving international armed support in its fight against national rebel groups.)
2) A Taliban-soldier, a Pakistani Al-Qaida fighter and an Afghan taxi driver were all captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and sent to Guantanamo, accused of being involved in terrorist activities. According to which provisions of international humanitarian law should these persons be treated?
3) Explain the term “indiscriminate attack”. All three questions must be answered.