International Law and Ethics - ACSC-ILE

Joint Services Command and Staff College
Command
5 days - residential

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Practitioner

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About this course

You will study the impact and relevance of international law, including the Law of Armed Conflict, on security operations and the application of military power.  You will also be given an understanding of morality, ethics and law, the relationship between them and their impact on military operations.

Application timelines for the various categories are as follows:
  • MOD civil servants and other government departments, no later than 3 weeks before the start of the course.
  • foreign military and civil servant expressions of interest need to be declared by 20 Aug 2017.
  • industry partners and non government organisations no later than 20 October 2017
MOD civil servant application forms will need to be supported by completion of the line management approval section before a place on the course can be allocated.

What you will learn

The course examines the following:
  • the relationship between morality, ethics and international law
  • understanding the ethics and international law aspects of going to war (Jus ad Bellum)
  • understanding the ethics and international law aspects of prosecuting war (Jus in Bello)
  • understanding the ethics and international law aspects of post conflict challenges (Jus Post Bellum)
  • the ethics and international law aspects of command and leadership

How will this course help my career?

Providing a valuable insight for civil servant B2/C1s or personnel at that equivalent level of management; within the context of defence’s contribution to understanding international security and perspectives in an operational level, this unique study opportunity explores the current perceptions at time of delivery on the security situation associated with global and regional security both in the UK and Overseas perspective.

Working alongside military and civilian personnel studying full time on the Advanced Command Staff Course will allow interaction and contribution within a professional and unique learning environment.

This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the nature of international law and ethics and their impact on the environment in which military forces is used and will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Security and restrictions

Civil servants and OGD grade: B2/G7  C1/SEO, or industry equivalent. 

Overseas military or civil servants require a good standard of fluency in written and spoken English (NATO SLP 3333) and be comfortable with learning in English at post-graduate level.

Before you attend

Pre-reading material will be identified and is essential to personnel achieving good learning outcomes from attendance on the course.

You will be enrolled on the course Virtual Learning Environment to support engagement in the learning process.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)
Serving UK Military and TA personnel will be nominated by their respective career management grouping desk officers for attendance on this course.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom

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