Online, 31 August – 24 September 2020

Registration is closed

The course on the Law on Internal Displacement is organized by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in cooperation with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

The Online Course on Internal Displacement explores key aspects of the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs), while analysing internal displacement from different angles and perspectives. Starting from the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs, including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Kampala Convention, the workshop examines the causes and consequences of internal displacement, its current global trends, and the protection risks faced by individuals throughout the displacement cycle. The Course also analyses cross-cutting issues, such as housing, land and property, data collection, and the international community coordination mechanisms established together with state’s authorities and civil society representatives to respond to IDPs situations. The workshop ultimately addresses the search and implementation of durable and sustainable solutions for IDPs.

Target audience

The Course is developed primarily to benefit mid and senior-level government officials involved in the formulation and application of legislation and policies affecting IDPs. It is also addressed to members of the civil society and the academia, who can positively influence the safeguard of IDPs’ rights and advocate for their protection.


  • Enhance participants’ understanding of the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs;
  • Promote the use and implementation of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement;
  • Build up capacities of governments to establish or improve existing legislation and policies on the protection of IDPs;
  • Encourage the sharing of experiences and best practices among participants regarding the protection of IDPs and the search for solutions.


A limited number of scholarships is available for the Online Courses and cannot therefore be guaranteed purely by application. Scholarships will depend upon funds available to the Institute thanks to the kind contribution of our donors. To apply for a scholarship, you must detail so in the dedicated field in the Registration Form.

Administrative Information

Participation quota amounts to € 750. It must be remitted before the start of the course by bank transfer. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted on the website of the Institute.

Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed to clara.deharo@iihl.org.