CAS - Legal Environment of Humanitarian Action

This programme is part of CERAH's training offer including
1 MAS, 1 DAS and 1 CAS with 5 specialisations.

Describe the different branches of international law applying to humanitarian action
Identify and explain the legal tools that can be used by humanitarian actors in the field
Evaluate the relevance of using international law in response to the main challenges of humanitarian action
Adopt a critical view of the linkages between international law and humanitarian action

Lawyer wishing to move into the humanitarian sector
Professional, humanitarian actor and person working in international organisations, wishing to improve his knowledge in international law applied to humanitarian contexts

7 weeks: International law applicable in humanitarian action • Legal framework of humanitarian access • Legal protection of vulnerable groups (children, women, prisoners) • Forced migration and humanitarian action (refugees, IDPs) • International justice and humanitarian action • Role play on the use of international law in humanitarian action • Personal work
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
Dr. Christophe GOLAY, CERAH, IHEID and Maya BREHM, CERAH, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Diploma jointly awarded by the University of Geneva and the IHEID

April - May 2018
7 weeks intensive course
Thematic paper
10 ECTS credits

Application deadline
10 days before the beginning of the course

Registration fee
CHF 5'000.-
Chèque formation

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