10 February - 14 March 2023
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 27 January 2023
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs
This online short course focuses on the specific issues that arise regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights in times of armed conflict and how human rights apply together with international humanitarian law in times of armed conflict. Key issues addressed are the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities to restrict human rights under systems of limitations and derogations, and the extraterritorial application of human rights law are addressed.
Throughout the course, the interplay between international humanitarian law and human rights law is systematically tackled by analyzing their different origin, the field of application and monitoring bodies as well as different theories conceptualizing their relationship. These issues are further illustrated by discussing three thematic issues: First, two sessions will be devoted to the particularly controversial question of the protection of the right to life in times of armed conflict. Secondly, the question of detention in armed conflict will be covered in a separate session. Finally, we will look at the interplay between international humanitarian law and economic, social and cultural rights.
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:
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.
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