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29 September - 15 November 2022
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 15 September 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

Basic Principles of International Humanitarian Law

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Descriptive

This online short course will examine the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the threshold criteria for its applicability in an armed conflict. It will provide an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL, and lay the groundwork for the following courses on IHL. After completing this course, participants will have a thorough knowledge of the sources of International Law applicable to armed conflicts and its scope of application.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This online 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.

Schedule

Courses take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Thursday 29 September 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 6 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 3 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 4 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 10 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 11 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 15 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Limited Places

We can admit a maximum of five participants to this short course (in addition to students enrolled in our Executive Master).

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications 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)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

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Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Robert Kolb is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics.

Location

Online course

Access

This short course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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