Geneva 2017 Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy
|This course is followed directly by the Geneva 2017 Thematic Workshop on Monitoring, Reporting, Fact-finding and Investigating in Armed Conflict on 14-15 December. We encourage participants to register for both, as the Workshop is designed to build on the Core Course.|
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Dates: 11-13 December 2017
Full description and course program: Coming soon
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Target audience: The course is designed for mid- and senior-level staff of UN and other intergovernmental agencies, 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.
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The Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy serves as an opportunity for experienced practitioners and policy professionals to explore international humanitarian law (IHL) challenges relevant to their work in an intensive, fast-paced, three-day course. Interactive sessions, case studies, and simulation exercises are integrated into the curriculum. Expert academics and practitioners lead sessions covering the sources and development of IHL, key distinctions between international and non-international armed conflicts, the applicability of international humanitarian rights law in armed conflict, the obligations of State and non-State actors, implementation and enforcement of IHL, and the role of humanitarian actors in situations of armed conflict. Throughout the course, instructors and participants use examples from contemporary conflicts to illustrate challenges and complexities.
Participants are recommended to complete the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action (ILFHA) prior to the course.
How 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.
(for PHAP members)
|Core Professional Course and Thematic Workshop (5 days)||€ 1350||€ 1485|
|Core Professional Course only (3 days)||€ 900||€ 990|
|Thematic Workshop only (2 days) (previous attendance at Core Professional Training required)||€ 600||€ 660|
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.
For assistance, please contact us.