Training Agency:Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline:07 Mar 2019
Training date:15 Mar 2019to29 Mar 2019—
While international humanitarian law (IHL) was initially drafted and is still most detailed for international armed conflicts (IACs), most armed conflicts are today of a non-international character (NIACs).
This course discusses the protection offered by IHL in NIACs and examines why and to what extent IHL of IACs and IHL of NIACs are different or similar, as well as where the rules applicable to NIACs can be found. It also addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
This course forms part of the Geneva AcademyExecutive 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 15 March 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
- Thursday 21 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 22 March 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
- Thursday 28 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 29 March 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