Geneva 2017 Thematic Workshop on Monitoring, Reporting, Fact-finding and Investigating in Armed Conflict

This Workshop follows directly on the Geneva 2017 Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy on 11-13 December. Participants in the Workshop are expected to have completed the Core Course.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Dates: 14-15 December 2017
Full description and course program: Coming soon
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Target audience: This course is designed for experienced protection specialists and policy advisors in humanitarian organizations; monitors, observers, and legal officers; managers of UN and NGO humanitarian operations in relevant contexts; and government officials, including both diplomatic and military personnel. Other interested individuals are also welcome to apply. Participants in the Thematic Workshops are expected to have completed the Core Professional Training in Humanitarian Law and Policy.

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Course description

Violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law significantly increase the horrors inherent in war. Compliance with the law is therefore critical in order to reduce civilian suffering. Monitoring, reporting, fact-finding, and investigating are often relied upon as means to place pressure on individuals and parties to the conflict to strengthen the protection of civilians and to hold violators accountable for their actions. This workshop examines the different mechanisms and methodologies available for monitoring, reporting, fact-finding, and investigating. It also focuses on the interaction between the substantive bodies of law governing the violations: international humanitarian law, human rights law, and international criminal law. Expert academics and practitioners lead discussions on the legal, policy and operational challenges that arise in relying upon and implementing the various mechanisms.

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.

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.

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Course fees

  Regular fees
(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.

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December 14th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   December 15th, 2017 5:00 PM
Phone: +41225180458
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