Organized by the ICRC and the French Red Cross, this immersive five-day course in international humanitarian law (IHL) is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to become acquainted with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict. Combining theory and practice, the course follows a methodology involving exercises, simulations and discussions based on the actual challenges that humanitarian workers face today. Ahead of the on-site course, participants will follow an online training aimed at familiarizing them with the basic rules and principles of IHL.
Themes covered in the programme include:
• Classification of situations of violence and of the actors encountered in armed conflict
• Conduct of hostilities
• New weapons technologies
• IHL and human rights
• Protection of the civilian population
• Protection of persons deprived of liberty
• Refugees and internal displaced persons
• IHL and armed groups
• Humanitarian assistance
• Mechanisms for the implementation of IHL
• Repressing violations
Practical details of the course
Course tuition fees: 500 euros
This sum covers lunches throughout the course, the welcoming and closing dinners, as well as teaching materials. Participants are expected to cover the costs of travel and accommodation themselves.
Interested candidates are asked to complete the registration form below before 25 February 2018, and send it together with their CV (max 3 pages) and letter of motivation both written in French.
The results of the selection process will be communicated to all candidates at the beginning of March 2018.
• At least three years' working experience in the humanitarian sector
• Experience in working in the field is an asset
• Excellent knowledge of French
• Interest in the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement