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17th Course in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for humanitarian professionals and policy makers

16-07-2012 Event

Intensive training in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for humanitarian professionals and policymakers from NGOs, state agencies, international organizations and donor agencies.

Event Info

Where: Naivasha, kenya

When: 16.09.2012 - 22.09.2012

The course provides in-depth instruction in the following broad themes:

  • How International Humanitarian Law and other legal regimes are designed to protect people during armed conflict and other situations of violence
  • The relationship between IHL and other legal regimes such as human rights law and refugee law among others
  • IHL and the Conduct of Hostilities; the law governing means and methods of warfare; special protection for certain categories of persons under IHL
  • Ensuring respect for IHL on the part of different actors involved in armed conflict
  • Challenges to humanitarian action in light of the changing nature of armed conflicts and violence

The course provides an intensive, five-day training in IHL and is open to senior representatives of NGOs, international organizations, state agencies and humanitarian donor agencies. Applicants who are in decision-making roles at the national, regional or global level will benefit from this course. A legal background is not required. Completed application form should be sent to the ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi on or before 5 August 2012. Participants are strongly urged to send their applications by email to Nairobi@icrc.org.


"The 17th course in IHL is designed to acquaint participants with the international rules, principles and instruments applicable in times of armed conflict. It offers participants practical knowledge in IHL applicable in their fieldwork and their decision-making processes," said the ICRC Legal Adviser in Nairobi, Prof. Umesh Kadam.

Practical details:

  • The course is open to participants from any country
  • The course requires a tuition payment of 850 USD, which will cover full board accommodation from 16-22 September 2012.
  • Participants must make their own travel arrangements to and from Nairobi. A shuttle will be arranged to go to Naivasha.
  • Space is limited to 25 participants. Applications will be accepted until 5 August 2012.
  • Application form