17 November 2022 - 10 January 2024
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 3 November 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs
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.
This is an online short course.
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.
Courses take place online during lunchtime on:
We can admit a maximum of five participants to this short course (in addition to students enrolled in our Executive Master).
The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
Applications must be submitted via this online form.
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.
Robert Kolb is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics.
This short course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.
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Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations and challenging processes.
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.