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15 Aug 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 29 Mar 2019 Training date: 08 Mar 2019 to 05 Apr 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Who is a refugee? What is the legal framework currently applicable to those fleeing states affected by armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan? What are the related obligations of European states? This course analyses the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.

15 Aug 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 18 Jan 2019 Training date: 25 Jan 2019 to 22 Feb 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

What role do sanctions play in international law? What are the conditions for implementing sanctions against a state? Who decides? Are sanctions a useful tool for avoiding or stopping armed conflicts? This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.

15 Aug 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 18 Jan 2019 Training date: 25 Jan 2019 to 22 Feb 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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.

15 Aug 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 23 Jan 2019 Training date: 23 Jan 2019 to 01 Feb 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

This course focuses on the functioning and the mechanisms of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, as well as on the dynamics at play in this major human rights body.

An interactive way of teaching empowers participants – both those who already know the HRC from inside and those who are not familiar with this multilateral world of negotiations and politics – to better understand the HRC.

15 Aug 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 22 Nov 2018 Training date: 29 Nov 2018 to 11 Jan 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Descriptive

This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law (IHL) and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts (ACs). The course first analyzes the contours of the various categories of ACs (e.g. international AC, internationalized non-international ACs, wars of national liberation, belligerent occupations, high-intensity and low-intensity non-international ACs) in connection with the traditional distinction between non-international and international ACs.

28 Feb 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 04 Oct 2018 Training date: 04 Oct 2018 to 14 Jun 2019 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The programme is structured around four modules that provide a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the law that applies to armed conflicts. Modules are complemented by a five-day intensive extracurricular seminar, Leading in the Human Rights Council, and the writing of a master’s thesis.

Module 1: Public International Law

This module comprises courses on the sources and subjects of public international law, sanctions in public international law, and the rules that govern the use of force in international law and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.