The prevalence of armed conflicts involving armed
non-State actors carries important legal, policy, and operational implications for
humanitarian professionals. Focusing on their application to non-State
armed actors, this workshop provides a review of the relevant
bodies of international law, in particular international humanitarian
law and international human rights law. It also offers an analysis of
frameworks and methods for engagement with non-State actors on specific issues such
as negotiating humanitarian access or developing humanitarian protection
strategies. This workshop, organized in partnership with Geneva Call, aims at strengthening participants’ capacity
to use international law to engage with non-State armed actors when appropriate in those challenging contexts
and promote their respect of international norms in
The course is designed for mid- and senior-level staff of UN and other intergovernmental agencies, components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, NGOs, and government agencies with direct or indirect experience of humanitarian action in situations of armed conflict. Others with relevant experience, including diplomats, military personnel, and journalists, are also encouraged to apply.
Please use this application form to apply for the course.
The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.
PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.
Group discounts are available for agencies and employers wishing to send several staff to PHAP trainings. Please visit our fees and terms and conditions page or contact us directly.
Fees cover all training material, access to preparatory online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, and lunches and coffee breaks for the days of the training. Fees do not cover travel or accommodation costs.
For information about group rates and available discounts, please visit our course fees and discounts page.
PHAP offers a limited number of seats at a reduced fee, in accordance with the association's Tuition Assistance Policy. Please read it carefully to check whether you are eligible and learn how to submit you request.
Before applying, please read about the terms and conditions of your application.
Note: There is no accommodation directly at the course venue. It is easily accessible via public transport (buses V and Z) or an easy walk from Place des Nations. Free parking available.