Training Agency:Human Rights Education Associates
Registration deadline:31 Mar 2019
Training date:01 May 2019to11 Jun 2019—
This e-learning course provides participants with advanced knowledge of international humanitarian law and human rights law in armed conflicts. It puts the law of armed conflict in a larger context, traces recent developments and examines how the law responds to contemporary trends in and challenges to regulating the conduct of hostilities, mitigating the consequences of the use of armed force and protecting civilians in armed conflicts and other situations of violence and insecurity. It builds on the HREA’s International Humanitarian Law (Foundation Course) and critically examines the changing nature of warfare and how it challenges the law. The course will allow learners to refresh their knowledge of international humanitarian law, discuss the role of law in contemporary situations of armed conflicts between, within and across states and learn about the role of human rights in armed conflicts and their interplay with international humanitarian law. Participants will discuss current challenges and trends in the protection of civilians and learn about international criminal jurisdiction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The course also examines two fields of particular practical relevance: the place of human rights and humanitarian law in multi-national peace and stability operations, and the role of human rights and humanitarian law for humanitarian actors working in conflict zones.
This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and the instructors in the Learning Forum discussion, quizzes and webinars. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.
Week 1. International humanitarian law: a refresher
Week 2. Human rights in armed conflicts
Week 3. The protection of civilians: challenges and trends
Week 4. Peace operations, human rights and humanitarian law
Week 5. Humanitarian action and humanitarian law
Week 6. International criminal jurisdiction and armed conflicts
Tuition fee for participants: € 345 (after 1 February 2019: € 405); tuition for auditors: € 135 (€ 165 after 1 February 2019). Payments can be made online with major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer. Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.
For more information and online registration:www.hrea.org/humanitarian-law