DIILS offers the following courses as resident programs in Newport, as well as a variety of mobile programs that can be tailored to meet security sector strategic and operational legal challenges. Resident courses feature speakers with recent and relevant field experience, interactive exercises and case studies, and includes professional field trips (e.g., to New York and/or DC) and cultural activities. For more information, please contact the resident program director.
Stability Operations: Legal Aspects of ROE/RUF Afghanistan (SOLARA) (MASL P176017): This 2 week course focuses on rules of engagement for forces deploying to Afghanistan or to other stability operations. (LAST COURSE JULY 2013)
Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights (LCHR) (MASL P176019): This 3 week course prepares commanders and staff officers to conduct operations, including multinational operations, in accordance with the law of armed conflict and human rights law. Participants analyze the application of international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict) and human rights law to a variety of domestic and international operations, (e.g., NATO, UN peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, border security, internal security, and counter-terrorism).
Military Law Development Program 1 (MLDP-I) (MASL P176026): This 10 week course offers military legal advisors (judges, prosecutors, or investigators) a comprehensive military justice and operational law curriculum, which includes attending the DIILS “Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights” (LCHR) and “Legal Aspects of Combating Corruption” (LCC) courses. The operational law component covers international law, human rights law, law of armed conflict, and rules of engagement. The military justice component features advanced legal concepts in constitutional law, procedural due process, and use of legal codes through the study of international law and the comparative study of military law of other nations. The anti corruption component covers deterrence, detection and punishment of corruption offenses.
International Law of Military Operations (ILOMO) (MASL P176027): This 3 week course prepares military legal advisors to advise commanders on the legal aspects of operations and play a more constructive role in operational planning. ILOMO is an designed mainly for military legal advisors, but is open to and may be useful for commanders and staff officers who seek increased knowledge of legal issues attendant to military operations. ILOMO participants visit New York City and meet with experts from the United Nations. ILOMO participants learn alongside U.S. Judge Advocates preparing for operational focused assignments.
Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) (MASL P176028): The goal of this 3 week course is to explore effective means for combating terrorism within the rule of law, with emphasis on interagency cooperation. LCT is designed for military officers and civilian officials who are, or plan to be, involved with combating terrorism through law enforcement or military means. LCT covers the international law that applies to combating terrorism in three contexts: internal disturbances (domestic crime); internal armed conflict (a common tactic of insurgents); and international armed conflict.
Military Law Development Program 2 (MLDP-II) (MASL 176029): This 11 week course is for legal advisors whose legal training qualifies them to practice law in their nation. It offers a comprehensive curriculum of military justice and advanced study of international and operational law that includes attending the LCHR and ILOMO courses. Participants learn advanced legal concepts of constitutional law, procedural due process, and use of legal codes through the study of international law and the comparative study of military law of various nations.
Legal Aspects Combating Corruption: (LCC) (MASL P176040): This 3 week course focuses on building transparency in the defense sector. It contrasts U.S. and international lessons learned and best practices as a means to improve national mechanisms to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute corrupt practices in accordance with international legal standards.
Legal Aspects of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (LADSCA) (MASL P176042): Natural disasters, organized crime and drug trafficking, terrorist threats and civil disturbances can overwhelm the capacity of civilian police and other emergency response agencies. Many nations naturally turn to their defense forces to provide assistance. The 3 week LADSCA course will examine how Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) can be provided in ways consistent with democratic rule of law, protection of human rights and reasonable use of force. LADSCA will also present international legal mechanisms for timely and consent based delivery of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) to nations suddenly struck by disaster. (NEW for 2014)