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.
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:
- Friday 6 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 13 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 20 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 27 November 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 4 December 2019, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 11 December 2019, 18:00 – 20:00
Información sobre tarifasThe fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs.
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.