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 short 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.
In Geneva and Online
The course can be followed in Geneva or online. Please note that the number of places to follow the course in Geneva is limited.
This short 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.
Classes take place on:
- Thursday 15 April 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 16 April 2021, 15:30 – 17:30
- Thursday 22 April 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 23 April 2021, 15:30 – 17:30
- Thursday 29 April 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
- Thursday 6 May 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs.
How to register
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 for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (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.