Training Agency:International Committee of the Red Cross
Registration deadline:17 Mar 2019
Training date:17 Mar 2019to22 Mar 2019—
The ICRC’s 23rd course in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for humanitarian professionals and policymakers is designed to acquaint participants with the international rules, principles, and instruments applicable in times of armed conflict. It offers participants practical knowledge in IHL applicable in their fieldwork and their decision-making processes.
The course will provide in-depth instruction in the following broad themes:
- The relevance of IHL and other legal regimes, such as human rights law, refugee law, and laws concerning internally displaced persons, for humanitarian practitioners.
- How IHL protects persons in the power of a party to the conflict.
- How humanitarian professionals may contribute to ensuring better respect for the law.
- Contemporary challenges surrounding regulation of weapons and methods of warfare.
- Challenges to humanitarian action in light of the changing nature of armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
The course will follow a methodology combining theory and practice. Participants will be provided with both expert lectures and participative exercises based on the ICRC’s experience in more than 150 years of humanitarian action and IHL. The course draws on the participants’ collective experience to further illuminate the role and importance of IHL in the daily work of their respective organisations.
The course is open to senior representatives of non-governmental organisations, international organisations, state agencies, and humanitarian donor agencies. Applicants should have decision making roles in their respective organisations at the national, regional or global level.
A legal background is not required and the course is open to participants from any country. Completed forms should be sent to the ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi to reach before 31 December 2018. Participants are strongly urged to send their applications by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form can bedownloaded here. Successful applicants will be notified by 11 January 2019.
$ 1200 USD Course fees cover full board accommodation, return transport from Nairobi to Naivasha, course materials and course activities.
A pre-course online training programme is required to be completed. A link will be sent to selected participants.
For further information, please contact:
The International Committee of the Red Cross
Nairobi Regional Delegation, P.O. Box 73226, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 272 3963/3964 or 3965. E-mail:email@example.com