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4 October - 8 November 2019
Application start 26 August 2019
Application end 27 September 2019
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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Sources and Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law

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This short course examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL) as well as the threshold criteria for its applicability to an armed conflict. It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL. After completing this course, participants will have a thorough knowledge of the sources of IHL as well as the rules governing its application in the field.

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

Classes take place on:

  • Friday 4 October 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Thursday 10 October 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 11 October 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 1 November 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 8 November 2019, 18:15 – 20:45

Certificate

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

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

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 (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

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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