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Apr
20
Mon
2020
179th International Military Course on LOAC (English)
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – May 1 @ 12:00 pm

POSTPONED, dates TBD

The general aim of the course is to provide military officers, including operators and military lawyers, as well as civilians, with the opportunity to learn how to apply the principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). The teaching methodology used for this course includes a combination of central presentations and class work.

The class work itself consists largely of a series of exercises conducted under the guidance of class leaders using classic current military planning and staff processes, leading the course through a series of IHL and other relevant legal issues arising during military operations at all levels of intensity. At the end of the course, participants attain a sound knowledge of the principles and rules of LOAC and are able to apply these in a practical manner in a range of operational scenarios.

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May
4
Mon
2020
180th International Military Course on LOAC (French)
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 1:00 pm

POSTPONED, dates TBD

L’objectif général de ce cours, organisé auprés de l’Ecole des commissaires des armées de Salon-de- Provence (France), est de fournir aux officiers des forces armées, y compris les conseillers juridiques et les avocats militaires, ainsi que des professionnels civils, la possibilité d’apprendre comment s’appliquent les principes et règles du droit des conflits armés. A l’issue du cours, les participants auront acquis une connaissance solide des principes fondamentaux et des règles du droit des conflits armés et pourront mettre en pratique leur connaissance dans le cadre de différents théâtres opérationnels.

PLUS D’INFORMATIONS DISPONIBLE SUR LA PAGE DU COURS.

44th Advanced Course on IHL (English)
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 8 @ 12:30 pm

POSTPONED, dates TBD

The Advanced Course on IHL is an intensive course designed for experienced military/civilian legal advisers, military officers and those from Government or International Organisations with an in depth knowledge of IHL. Academics and students with an interest in developing a deeper understanding of the subject area are also very welcome to attend. Given the relatively short length of the course it is assumed participants will already have a sound knowledge of IHL principles and rules and be able to apply these in a practical context.

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45th Advanced Course on IHL (French)
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 8 @ 12:30 pm

POSTPONED, dates TBD

Le cours avancé sur le DIH, organisé avec le concours de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, vise à fournir une approche pratique et contemporaine de haut niveau sur les questions du DIH avec une attention particulière à celles ayant une influence sur l’interopérabilité lors des opérations multinationales. Les conférenciers sont des universitaires de renom ainsi que des juristes militaires qui, à travers l’étude de problématiques contemporaines, fourniront des points de vues pratiques pour faire face aux questions qui se posent dans l’environnement opérationnel contemporain. Du temps sera consacré à des séances de questions-réponses afin d’encourager l’interaction entre les participants et les conférenciers avec pour objectif de promouvoir des débats riches et variés.

PLUS D’INFORMATIONS DISPONIBLE SUR LA PAGE DU COURS.

May
18
Mon
2020
55th Course for Directors and Instructors of training programmes in IHL
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 4:00 pm

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) places a duty on States to ensure knowledge of and respect for its implementation. This duty obliges States to ensure that all members of their armed forces are properly trained on IHL according to the requirements of the various levels of responsibility. IHL is a vast subject, requiring different approaches according to the specific circumstances.

The Course for Directors and Instructors of Training Programmes in IHL is designed for military officers, military lawyers and others responsible in planning IHL training and education programmes or those who are involved in writing doctrine, determining training requirements, curriculum development, the design of course modules and materials for IHL education within their armed forces (Directors) and military officers and military lawyers responsible for teaching IHL (Instructors).

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Course on Peace Support Operations
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 12:30 pm

The aim of this course is to prepare civilian and military staff augmentees for Peace Support Operations (PSOs) by examining the wide ranging legal issues underpinning PSO mandates and mission design which shape and govern the conduct of operations of the deployed force

The course is designed for the following personnel: civilian and military staff augmentees to PSOs, planning staffs and their advisors; personnel who work in or with ministries of defence, foreign affairs, interior, or law enforcement; personnel working in international organisations, non-governmental organisations etc and/or missions of the UN and any of the regional organisations.

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Jun
8
Mon
2020
Detention and captured personnel (CPERS) Course
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm

This five day course examines current issues concerning detention in three of its phases from a range of perspectives. The Course will start by reviewing the current and emerging law relating to the legal basis and authorities to detain in armed conflict. Areas of both legal and practical concern will be examined before reviewing the direction of travel including the Copenhagen Process.

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Jun
15
Mon
2020
46th Advanced Course on IHL (Arabic)
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm

The Advanced Course on IHL is an intensive course designed for experienced military/civilian legal advisers, military officers and those from Government or International Organisations with an in depth knowledge of IHL. Academics and students with an interest in developing a deeper understanding of the subject area are also very welcome to attend. Given the relatively short length of the course it is assumed participants will already have a sound knowledge of IHL principles and rules and be able to apply these in a practical context.

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Jun
22
Mon
2020
Emerging issues workshop on IHL
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – Jun 26 @ 4:45 pm

Maintaining appropriately trained personnel is not only necessary to meet treaty obligations and national professional regulatory authority requirements, but is also essential for operational success. The Emergent Issues Workshop (EIW) is a new IIHL initiative for 2016 which is designed to update International Humanitarian Law (IHL) practitioners in recent and forthcoming IHL developments, and to serve as a forum to examine key current operational legal issues.

More info here.

Jul
6
Mon
2020
20th Summer Course on IHL
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 4:45 pm
  • Improve your knowledge in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Meet high-level practitioners, experts and academics from all over the world
  • Discover international Geneva by participating in conferences and lectures at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
  • Receive a certificate in International Humanitarian Law from a unique center of excellence recognized all over the world active since 1970 in humanitarian training and diplomacy
  • Practitioners, academics and experts in this field will work together to improve the promotion and the implementation of International Humanitarian Law in today’s conflicts
  • The Sanrremo Institute will welcome only 50 Participants, motivated professionals (diplomats, military officers, humanitarians representatives) and graduate students to follow this two weeks of intensive course run in English
  • Ten days in the beautiful Villa Ormond in Sanremo
  • Three days in the IIHL Liaison Office next to the Palais des Nations in Geneva

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