Training Agency: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 18 Jan 2019
Training date: 25 Jan 2019 to 22 Feb 2019 —
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law. Throughout the course, the interplay between international humanitarian law and human rights law is systematically tackled by analysing their different origins, fields of application and monitoring bodies, as well as different theories conceptualizing their relationship. These issues are further illustrated by discussing two particularly emblematic human rights in times of armed conflict, namely the right to life and the prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of liberty.
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:
- Friday 25 January 2019 18:15 – 20:45
- Friday 1st February 2019 18:15 – 20:45
- Friday 8 February 2019 18:15 – 20:45
- Friday 15 February 2019 18:15 – 20:45
- Friday 22 February 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:
- An application letter, stating the specific course you are applying for and your motivation for participation
- 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.