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International Committee of the Red CrossTraining Seminar on International Humanitarian Law for University Teachers

31-12-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 836

The ICRC, assisted by a generous grant from the Hauser Foundation, will hold a training seminar on international humanitarian law for full-time university teachers who are already teaching public international law or human rights and are ready to make a commitment to teaching international humanitarian law at their respective universities.

The seminar, held jointly with the Graduate Institute of International Studies, will take place in Geneva on 7-12 August 2000 (arrival 6 August, departure 13 August).

The co-directors of the seminar will be Professor Theodor Meron of New York University Law School and of the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Mr Antoine Bouvier, legal adviser at the ICRC. The language of instruction will be English. The instructors will be academics, ICRC specialists and practitioners. The seminar will cover international humanitarian law, relevant aspects of human rights law and international criminal law applicable in international and internal armed conflicts (including topics such as historical development, types of conflicts, the law of Geneva, the law of The Hague, prisoners of war, occupation, humanitarian assistance, customary law, war crimes and responsibility), the place of international humanitarian l w in general international law and teaching methods. Each participant will be provided with a course book to assist in his or her future teaching activities.

The organizers will provide the participants with APEX-type airfare to Geneva and living expenses for their stay.

Applications for the seminar, including f ull CV and list of publications, a statement explaining the candidate's interest in and plans for teaching international humanitarian law and two recommendations, must reach Mrs Isabelle Gerardi, Graduate Institute of International Studies, 132 rue de Lausanne, P.O. Box 36, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland, by 15 February 2000. Places are limited to thirty participants. Applicants will be notified of the result of their applications by the end of April 2000. 

 ICRC Communication Division  


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