2018 Course Schedule for the Advanced Professional Development Program on Humanitarian Law and Policy

PHAP courses on humanitarian law and policy in 2018  
2018 Course Schedule for the Advanced Professional Development Program on Humanitarian Law and Policy
We are pleased to announce an upcoming series of events in PHAP’s Humanitarian Law and Policy professional development track, taking place in Amman, Geneva, Nairobi, Dubai, and Bangkok. In each location, we will be organizing a three-day Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy followed by a two-day Thematic Workshop.

Each Thematic Workshop focuses in depth on a different issue of concern to humanitarian actors, building on the shared understanding of international humanitarian law (IHL) developed in the Core Training and bringing in additional relevant legal, policy, and practical considerations. Upcoming themes include humanitarian access; human rights in armed conflict; the protection of civilians during the conduct of hostilities; gender and international law during armed conflict; engagement with armed non-State actors; and fact-finding, monitoring, and reporting.
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
This intensive three-day course serves as an opportunity for experienced practitioners and policy professionals to explore international humanitarian law (IHL) challenges relevant to their work. In 2018, it will be offered in the following locations: Completing the Core Training is a requirement for participating in the Thematic Workshops.
Amman, 18-22 March 2018
18-20 Mar: Amman 2018 Core Professional Training
21-22 Mar: Thematic Workshop on Humanitarian Access for Assistance and Protection
Current armed conflicts, often characterized by a fragmentation of actors that are motivated by complex agendas, present particular difficulties in obtaining access for humanitarian assistance and protection. This workshop examines these challenges from a legal and policy perspective, with an emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of key actors... Read more and apply>>
Geneva, 14-18 May 2018
14-16 May: Geneva 2018 Core Professional Training
17-18 May: Thematic Workshop on Human Rights in Armed Conflict
The evolution and increasing complexity of armed conflicts – in terms of the nature of the violence, the geographical scope of hostilities, the types of actors involved, and the protection issues raised – casts a new light on the applicability and relevance of human rights norms in situations of armed conflict. This workshop examines the complementarity between international human rights law (IHRL) and other legal frameworks, in particular international humanitarian law (IHL)... Read more and apply>>
Amman, 8-12 July 2018
8-10 Jul: Amman 2018 Core Professional Training
11-12 Jul: Thematic Workshop on the Protection of Civilians during the Conduct of Hostilities
The core provisions of international humanitarian law (IHL) address how parties to a conflict may use force. Changes to how both governments and non-State armed groups operate in armed conflicts – such as combat increasingly taking place in densely populated urban settings and the spread of the use of drones – raise new questions about how the law on the conduct of hostilities aimed at protecting civilians is respected and operationalized. This workshop provides an analysis of IHL norms related to targeting and the means and methods of warfare... Read more and apply>>
Nairobi, 25-29 June 2018
25-27 Jun: Nairobi 2018 Core Professional Training
28-29 Jun: Thematic Workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Gender and International Law during Armed Conflict
Over the past years, numerous initiatives have been launched to address the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during armed conflict, from the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 to the focus on documentation and investigation of sexual violence in war. This workshop analyses the relevant international legal frameworks aimed at preventing and responding to SGBV in conflict... Read more and apply>>
Dubai, 9-13 December 2018
9-11 Dec: Dubai 2018 Core Professional Training
12-13 Dec: Thematic Workshop on Engagement with Armed Non-State Actors and International Law
The prevalence of armed conflicts characterised by the presence of armed non-State actors carries important legal and policy implications for humanitarian professionals. Focusing on their application to non-State armed groups, this workshop provides an intensive review of the relevant bodies of international law, in particular international humanitarian law and international human rights law... Read more and apply>>
Bangkok, 21-25 January 2019
21-23 Jan: Bankok 2019 Core Professional Training
24-25 Jan: Thematic Workshop on Fact-finding, Monitoring and Reporting in Armed Conflict
This workshop is designed to enhance the capacity of humanitarian practitioners to conduct or contribute to monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding activities on allegations of violations of international law during armed conflict... Read more and apply>>
For more information about the courses and workshops, and to submit your application, please see the above links to the event pages or visit phap.org. You may also contact us directly at pdp@phap.org or +41 225 18 04 58.
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