Training Agency: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 22 Nov 2018
Training date: 29 Nov 2018 to 11 Jan 2019 —
This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law (IHL) and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts (ACs). The course first analyzes the contours of the various categories of ACs (e.g. international AC, internationalized non-international ACs, wars of national liberation, belligerent occupations, high-intensity and low-intensity non-international ACs) in connection with the traditional distinction between non-international and international ACs. The course then questions the relevance of this last distinction in light of the requirements of contemporary ACs and the increased role played by independent actors within them. The course relies, as much as possible, on concrete examples illustrating the different categories of ACs and the controversies they raise.
This course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Courses take place on:
- Thursday 29 November 2018 18:00 – 20:30
- Thursday 6 December 18:00 – 20:30
- Thursday 13 December 2018 18:00 – 20:30
- Thursday 20 December 2018 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 11 January 2019 18:15 – 20:45
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
1150 Swiss Francs All participants are responsible for their own travel costs to Geneva, including Swiss visa fees and evening meals.The fee includes tuition costs, course materials and refreshments during coffee breaks.
Your application will need to include:
- A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
- Your curriculum vitae
- Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
- A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.