International Law and Humanitarian Action

Objectives

Examine the law governing the recourse to armed force among states and international humanitarian law as they pertain to humanitarian action
Study the responsibility to protect, and the legal framework of humanitarian access; and how to apply human rights law in times of emergency and armed conflict

Audience

Professionals with experience in the humanitarian field, wishing to deepen their understanding of legal topics; or those with a background in law wanting a greater understanding of the humanitarian context

Programme

Introduction to international law and humanitarian action  • Introduction to international human rights law • The UN Charter & the responsibility to protect • The role of the UN in human rights promotion & protection • International human rights in times of emergency and armed conflict  • Introduction to international humanitarian law • Protecting victims of armed conflicts • Conduct of hostilities and weapons

Director
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), University of Geneva
Coordination
Dr Christophe GOLAY and Maya BREHM, Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Duration
October 2017
1 week
2 ECTS credits

Application deadline
2 weeks before the start of the course
Note! If you need a visa, registration 6 weeks before the start of the course.

Registration fees
CHF 1'500.-
Chèque formation

Information
Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
+41 (0)22 908 45 33
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

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