[***Moderator's note: If you are interested in this course, or want more information, please do not reply to this message yet prepare a new e-mail to Daniel Messerli at the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, whose e-mail address can be found at the bottom of this message. Thank you. ***] Training Course in International Humanitarian Law for Governmental Personnel and NGO Professionals Geneva, 27 to 31 August 2007 Programme The course offers a basic knowledge in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with frequent references to its practical application, which will enable course participants to make use of the relevant legal texts and apply IHL in their work. In addition to IHL, relevant aspects of Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law will be covered. Subjects General introduction to IHL Sources and bases of IHL What objects may be attacked? How may objects be attacked? Prohibitions and restrictions in the use of weapons Actors in armed conflicts - who may take part in hostilities? -- Who may be attacked? Status and treatment of persons in the power of the enemy Humanitarian assistance and relief IHL and the missing Human Rights Law and IHL Use of Human Rights mechanisms for the implementation of IHL Presentation of the ICRC and visit of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Non-judicial implementation of IHL Role of the ICRC State responsibility IHL and individual criminal responsibility Participants This course is intended to suit diplomats and professionals of non-governmental organisations who are confronted in their every day work with situations governed by IHL. This includes diplomats in charge of dossiers relating to IHL, legal advisors not specialised in IHL and desk officers confronted with operational questions. Admission Participants are expected to have a background in law, political science or international relations and to work on a daily basis with legal or politico-legal issues (in the fields of human rights, humanitarian assistance or protection, arms control and disarmament, conflict resolution, peace building, etc.). * Fluency in English. * The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30. Costs * Travel and accommodation costs are to be covered by participants. Applications * Please send us your CV, a statement explaining your interest in IHL and its importance in your present work. * For more information, please contact Daniel Messerli, e-mail: < >. * Deadline for application: 15 July 2007. ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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