Humanitarian Law and Policy - Core Professional Course (Geneva 2017) | Geneva Humanitarian Connector
Humanitarian Law and Policy - Core Professional Course (Geneva 2017)
Time and Date25 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
ParticipationPublic: Upon registration
Event formatTraining/ course/ workshop
The Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy serves as an opportunity for experienced practitioners and policy professionals to explore international humanitarian law (IHL) challenges relevant to their work in an intensive, fast-paced, three-day course. Interactive sessions, case studies, and simulation exercises are integrated into the curriculum. Expert academics and practitioners lead sessions covering the sources and development of IHL, key distinctions between international and non-international armed conflicts, the applicability of international humanitarian rights law in armed conflict, the obligations of State and non-State actors, implementation and enforcement of IHL, and the role of humanitarian actors in situations of armed conflict. Throughout the course, instructors and participants use examples from contemporary conflicts to illustrate challenges and complexities.
The course is designed for mid- and senior-level staff of UN and other intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, and government agencies with direct or indirect experience of humanitarian action in situations of armed conflict. Others with relevant experience, including diplomats, military personnel, and journalists, are also encouraged to apply.
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How to apply
Please use this application form to apply for the course.
The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.
PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.