Human Rights and Armed Conflict

PHAP Members: Click here to access the online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law.

Non-Members: Click here to view a demo session.

In line with its core mission, PHAP offers an exclusive opportunity for its members to enrich their knowledge through dedicated online training courses featuring world-renowned experts and practitioners engaged in humanitarian assistance and protection.

The first of these courses consists of 15 sessions focusing on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, building on ten years of legal and policy research in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University, as well as other key research centers. This online course has been developed as a complement to the Advanced Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy, providing brief introductions and highlighting the key concepts that are explored in depth in the onsite Core Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy.

The full set of 15 videos and associated resources and quizzes has been released and is available exclusively to PHAP members (see Membership Benefits and Dues). PHAP members who successfully complete  all 15 sessions and quizzes will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Online Course. Please Contact Us once you have completed the course. We will then verify your participation and membership records and issue your Certificate of Completion.

These materials are also recommended as advance preparation for those attending the Core Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy.

The 15 sessions include the following:

  • Introduction to Public International Law (currently available to non-members as a preview)
  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
  • Core principles of International Humanitarian Law
  • Protection of Civilians
  • Qualification of Armed Conflict
  • Humanitarian Access
  • Human Rights and Armed Conflict
  • Civilian Direct Participation
  • Repression of Violations
  • Enforcement Mechanisms
  • Engagement with Armed Groups
  • Occupation Law
  • Principles of Conduct of Hostilities
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Status of Individuals

Each of these online modules is accompanied by a glossary of technical terms, a list of further readings available online, as well as a short quiz to confirm the acquisition of knowledge.

PHAP Members: Click here to access the online course.