Diploma on International Humanitarian Law

Based on successful collaboration the Institut de Droit de la Paix et du Développement (IDPD) of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), which has provided specific post-graduate programmes on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law since 2005, the Institute is now delivering a new Diploma in International Humanitarian Law.

The Diploma, jointly organized with the IDPD, has been tailored for both students and professionals from International Organizations (intergovernmental and non-governmental). The courses, held in English and French, cover theoretical and practical aspects of international humanitarian law, human rights and refugee law and will take place in part at the IDPD - University of Nice and in part at the Institute’s official seat of Villa Ormond in Sanremo. Teachings are available in both in-class and distance learning modalities.

The in-class option will consist of a series of training modules/courses which have to be attended in both Sanremo and Nice. Training modules in Sanremo will provide practical notions of international humanitarian law and refugee law, while courses in Nice will focus on disarmament and non-proliferation, use of force and international security. Schedules of courses and training modules are available below.

The Diploma in distance learning will provide the same training modules/courses as the residential one and is available through an e-learning platform allowing students to learn in full autonomy although it will be possible to contact resource persons if assistance and/or clarification are needed.

  • Application form - Dossier d'inscription 2014-15 (residential)
  • Application form - Dossier d'inscription 2014-15 (distance learning)

The selection procedure is based on the evaluation of the application forms which must be sent to the Institut de Droit de la Paix et du Developpement (IDPD) of the University of Nice. The duration of the Diploma is one academic year, from October to June, in both in-class and distance learning modalities. Two sessions of examinations, which consist of a written test and an oral interview,  will be organized one in September and one in October 2015 at the IDPD.

Administrative information
Please note that in order to attend classes at the IDPD knowledge of French is required. Applicants who are not of French nationality need only to include a copy of their passport in the application. Regretfully, neither IDPD or the Sanremo Institute does not offer scholarships for this Diploma.

Registration fees for residential option amount to €1050, for distance learning option to €1150. For further information you can contact Mr. Gian Luca Beruto at gianluca@iihl.org and/or Ms Anne Millet Devalle at millet@unice.fr

Applications must be sent to the attention of Ms. Anne Millet Devalle at: Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement, Avenue du Doyen Louis Trotabas - 06050 NICE Cedex 1 (France)