Protection of Persons and Property in International Armed Conflict

from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 07 Nov 2019 Training date: 15 Nov 2019 to 13 Dec 2019 More Information


This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict (IAC), also known as the Law of The Hague. As such, it covers prohibited means and methods of warfare, allowing participants to judge objectively whether the behaviour of a party to a conflict conforms to the rules of international humanitarian law (IHL) applicable in a specific instance. Following this course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what IHL rules can be used for their protection in IAC.


This short course 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.


Classes take place on:

  • Friday 15 November 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 22 November 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 29 November 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 6 December 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 13 December 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
Fee information:
The fee to attend this course is 1,150 Swiss Francs.
How to register:

Applications for this short course must be submitted via this online form.

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.