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17 November 2022 - 10 January 2024
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 3 November 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

Protection of Persons and Property in International Armed Conflict

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Descriptive

Besides the law governing the conduct of hostilities, the second main purpose of international humanitarian law (IHL) is to mitigate the human suffering caused by war. This second branch is also known as the law of Geneva. It is, therefore, crucial to carefully study the various rules of IHL that can help to protect vulnerable persons – such as civilians and prisoners of war – as well as goods during armed conflict.

After having followed this online short course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what rules of IHL can be used for their protection in an international armed conflict. An overview of the rules applicable in non-international armed conflicts will also be given.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

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.

Schedule

Courses take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Thursday 17 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 18 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 24 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 25 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 21 December 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 22 December 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 10 January 2023, 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 have 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.

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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