Amman 2013 Thematic Workshop on Islamic Law and the Protection of Civilians

The Thematic Workshops on IHL address critical challenges of International Humanitarian Law in current conflict situations. The workshops complement the Core Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy.

The February 2013 Thematic Workshop on Islamic Law and the Protection of Civilians will be offered by PHAP and is kindly hosted by the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy.

Summary Description:

The Thematic Workshop on Islamic Law and the Protection of Civilians is designed to introduce humanitarian professionals to Islamic legal thought on war and civilian protection.

The Workshop will first provide a conceptual introduction to Islamic law. Participants will first learn about the basic terminology for speaking about Islamic law, its sources and its basic precepts. The workshop will then provide specialized segments on the classical Islamic rules of war, contemporary justifications for the use of violence on the part of jihadi groups, and the situation with regard to Islamic law and Islamic insurgencies. The third day will focus on humanitarian engagement with Islamist armed groups and the possible tools for negotiation.

Core issues to be addressed:

  • The sources of Islamic law
  • The classical Islamic rules for fighting Muslims and non-Muslims
  • The use of Islamic law on the part of contemporary militant groups
  • The use of Islamic law to respond to contemporary militant groups by prominent global scholars
  • The place of humanitarian actors in armed conflicts involving Islamist armed groups

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Please also note that, starting in the 2011 calendar year, all participants to Advanced Professional Trainings must be members in good standing of PHAP. (See Member Benefits and Dues.) There is no need, however, to apply separately for PHAP membership and for the trainings. Non-members may apply for trainings directly, and their applications will simultaneously be entered into the review process for PHAP membership.


How to apply for the Thematic Workshop:

Please use this external application form to apply for the training event.

While the completion of a Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy is not a requirement for the Thematic Workshop on Islamic Law and the Protection of Civilians, participants are encouraged to attend the Core Professional Training and Thematic Workshop on Humanitarian Access taking place in the same location.

If you are not yet a member of PHAP, your application for the training and your application for PHAP membership will also be processed simultaneously from the same form.


900 EUR (see Fee and Payment Information). Discounts apply. Please check out Returning Participant Discount Program or enquire for more information at

February 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM   through   February 25th, 2013 5:00 PM
Phone: 0041 22 518 04 58  ext. 2222

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