The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia and the AUA LL.M. Program with the participation of the International & Comparative Law Center (ICLaw) are pleased to announce applications for the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
The summer school will be held in Yerevan at the American University of Armenia on 6-11 July 2015. The event is aimed to raise the level of IHL knowledge among university students and professionals and to increase their awareness of and interest in the ICRC activities and principles.
The summer school will feature prominent specialists of IHL from Armenia and abroad as well as experts from the ICRC.
The course will be held in the evening hours. Working languages of the IHL summer school are Armenian and English.
During this 5-day course students will interact with international experts and engage in role-play activities on such important legal issues as protection of civilians during war, limitations on the means and methods of war, IHL qualification of a conflict, state and individual liability for IHL violations as well as the intersection of IHL and IHRL.
Eligibility criteria and requirements
- Advanced level or postgraduate study in law or international relations
- Good knowledge of public international law
- Good command of English
Importance of learning of IHL
International humanitarian law (IHL) is one of the most developed and still developing branches of the public international law created out of a set of treaty rules, which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the negative effects of an armed conflict. It protects persons who do not or do no longer participate in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of a warfare. Knowledge of IHL is an essential asset for those working on or in countries affected by an armed conflict, and for those interested in working for international humanitarian organizations or other related fields.