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DIS Copenhagen - Justice & Human Rights

DIS - Study Abroad

Human rights continue to be one of the most debated topics of our time, and what better opportunity to question and analyze legal approaches through a cross-cultural lens than when you study abroad.

Through your meetings with experts on Study Tours and Field Studies, you delve into the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and current human rights challenges.

It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Government
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science

Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. Gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):

GovernmentPolitical Science 

Week-Long Study Tour: Kosovo or Bosnia  
Core Course Week: Study tour to Denmark  

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Need-based up to $5,000 per semester; contact DIS for details



  • Political Science
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Government
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Legal Studies

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DIS - Study Abroad