The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 28 Nov 2019 Training date: 06 Dec 2019 to 20 Dec 2019 More Information


This short 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 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 6 December 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 12 December 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 13 December 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 19 December 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 20 December 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
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:

  • 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.