The general aim of these category of courses 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).

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These intensive courses are specifically designed for experienced military/civilian legal advisers, military officers and those from Government or International Organisations with an in depth knowledge of IHL/LOAC.

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Our specialised courses are conceived to get in-depth in the analysis of IHL. These courses deal with IHL for training directors, as well as on its application to peace support operations, detention, targeting, rules of engagement and naval operations.

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The Academies’ Competition provides teams of 3 Officer Cadets from the top military academies from around the world with an early appreciation of the critical importance of humanitarian law in multi-national military operations.

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The Emerging Issues Workshop on IHL is designed to support those who face the most difficult of legal challenges in an informed, multi-national and impartial environment.

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In view of the global emergence of COVID-19, the Institute has developed an online platform for the delivery of distance training courses. This new platform will undoubtedly be a valuable complement to the traditional face-to-face courses offered by IIHL.

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The Refugee Law Courses have been developed primarily to benefit government officials who are involved in the formulation and application of legislations and policies affecting people in need of protection.  Likewise, the courses are open to members of civil society, particularly those who advocate for and/or contribute to the protection of forcibly uprooted people. 

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These courses are designed for government officials and NGOs dealing with stateless people or looking into addressing statelessness in their country.

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These courses respond to the increasing demand for up-to-date information on and understanding of internal displacement and the applicable law. It includes lectures, case studies, simulations, and practical exercises led by experts. 

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These category of courses focuses on the international legal framework governing migration phenomena, including topics such as the rights and responsibilities of States and migrants.

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Within this Sanremo-Geneva summer school, practitioners, academics and experts in IHL will work together with participants to foster the promotion and the implementation of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights law, and all the other related rules governing today’s armed conflicts.

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Every year, the course on International Disaster Law offers to its participants a unique opportunity to analyse one of today’s most important legal challenges: the prevention and management of natural and man-made disasters.

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