Law and Policy Events 1 May 2021 09:00 - 30 June 2021 17:30

Advanced IHL Seminar for Lecturers and Researchers

About the event


What does the current humanitarian landscape look like? What specific sources can be relied upon to interpret international humanitarian law (IHL) provisions today? What are the positions of the ICRC and the academic community in IHL debates? On which topics is academic research focusing? How can university lecturers teach IHL using an original, interactive and practice-oriented approach?

Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the 14th edition of this Advanced Seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research IHL contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.

Due to the current situation, the 14th edition will take place entirely online, with several sessions per week.

Profile of candidates

The seminar is addressed to academics holding a teaching/research position at a university or an academic institute. Candidates should have a very good knowledge of IHL and related fields of international law, and be motivated to improve and update their teaching skills in these subjects. As the seminar will be held in English, proficiency in this language is required.

Content

The seminar will address specific issues related to the application of IHL in current armed conflicts, but also related to IHL teaching and research in general. To get a better sense of the content of seminar sessions, interested candidates are welcome to watch videos and listen to podcasts.

Format

Due to the current situation, the 14th edition will take place entirely online, with several sessions per week. IHL substance, research and teaching methodology will be explored through panel discussions, debates, case studies, workshops, readings, and research. Sessions will be given by leading academics from Geneva and beyond, ICRC legal advisers and various experts. To foster interactions and debate amongst participants, sessions will be chaired by several speakers, who will provide different perspectives. Side events will also provide participants with informal opportunities for discussions with senior ICRC staff. Participants will be invited to keep in touch for further academic exchanges through a specific social media group.

Application process and deadline

The application process for the 14th edition of the Advanced IHL Seminar is foreseen to be open in February 2021. Persons interested in applying are invited to subscribe to the Law & Policy newsletter to receive timely information.

For any questions or queries, please send your email to: ihlcourse@icrc.org

 

 

           






Date & Time

1 May 2021 09:00 - 30 June 2021 17:30

Venue address

Due to the current situation, the 14th edition will take place entirely online, with several sessions per week.