Advanced Seminar in IHL for Lecturers and Researchers

hosted by International Committee of the Red Cross and Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Geneva, Switzerland

Start: Monday, 09 Sep 2019 09:00

End: Friday, 13 Sep 2019 18:00

  • Directions

    Event venue address

    Geneva, Switzerland 17, Avenue de la Paix 1202 Geneva Switzerland

    Directions:

    Seminar venue 1 until Thursday evening (ICRC Humanitarium, 17 Av. de la Paix, 1202 Geneva): Bus 22, 8, F, 28, 19: "Appia" stop. Seminar venue 2 on Friday (Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rte de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva): Bus 1, 25: "Perle du Lac" stop; tram 15: "Buttini" stop.
    Wheelchair friendly Yes
  • Itinerary to venue 1 (Humanitarium, 9 to 12 September) from Crowne Plaza hotel

    • Walk to "De-Joinville" stop
    • Take bus 10 (to "Rive") 
    • Exit at "Balexert-Pailly" stop
    • Change for bus 22 (to "Nations")
    • Exit at "Appia" stop (can also be reached with bus No. 8, 22, 28, F, 19)
    • Follow signs until reaching the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum entrance
  • Itinerary to venue 2 (Geneva Academy, 13 September) from Crowne Plaza hotel

    • Walk to "De-Joinville" stop
    • Take bus 10 (to "Rive") 
    • Exit at "Gare Cornavin" stop
    • Take bus 25 or 1 (to "Jardin Botanique")
    • Exit at "Perle du Lac" stop
    • Cross the street to the parc
    • Walk 100m across the parc until you reach Villa Moynier (Geneva Academy)
  • Description

    About the Advanced Seminar


    How does the current humanitarian landscape look like? What specific sources can be relied upon to interpret IHL provisions today? Where do the ICRC and the academic community stand in the current IHL debates? On which topics is academic research focusing? How can university lecturers teach IHL in an original, interactive and practice-oriented fashion?

    Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the 13th edition of this Advanced Seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research IHL contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects. Most of the seminar will take place at the ICRC conference centre, the Humanitarium, while some sessions will be organized at the Geneva Academy.

    Profile of candidates

    The seminar is addressed to academics holding a teaching/research position (researchers preferably with a PhD) at a university or an academic institute. Candidates must master public international law and be willing to specialize in IHL and update their teaching skills in these subjects. Those already having a very good knowledge of IHL will be preferred. As the seminar will be held in English, proficiency in this language is required.

    Content

    The seminar will address specific issues related to the application of IHL in current armed conflicts, but also IHL teaching and research methodology.

    Depending on the agenda, participants might be invited to conferences reflecting on humanitarian issues currently faced in situations of armed conflicts and violence, as well as relating to the implementation of IHL. Several visits are planned to help participants grasp the historical origins of IHL and how it is implemented and promoted today.

    To get a better sense of the content and format of seminar sessions, interested candidates are welcome to watch videos from the 2017 and 2015 editions here and listen to podcasts from the 2013 edition here.

    Format

    IHL substance, research and teaching methodology will be explored through panel discussions, debates, case studies, workshops, readings, research and visits. Sessions will be given by leading academics from Geneva and beyond, ICRC legal advisers and various experts. To foster interactions and debate amongst participants, sessions will be chaired by several speakers, who will provide different perspectives. Side events will also provide participants with informal opportunities for discussions with senior ICRC staff. Participants will be invited to keep in touch for further academic exchanges through a specific social media group.

    Pre-Seminar work

    A pre-Seminar preparation is required to be completed. A link will be sent to selected participants in due time.

    Cost and expenses

    A fee of 500 CHF is required as a contribution to the total cost of the seminar. This covers the lectures, seminar materials as well as lunch and dinner the first and last day of the seminar. Participants are expected to cover their travel costs to and from Geneva as well as accommodation during their stay.

    Application process and deadline

    Applications will open early February 2019. As the number of seats is limited, interested candidates are encouraged to apply not later than 28 February by duly completing the above-mentioned form. Successful applicants will be notified accordingly by 29th March the latest.

    For any questions or queries, please send your email to ihlcourse@icrc.org by duly mentioning "Advanced Seminar" in the subject.

     

     

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International seminar aimed at allowing lecturers and researchers discussing cutting-edge issues, enhancing teaching and researching skills, networking with peers and experts from all over the world.

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  • Plan d'accès

    Event venue address

    Geneva, Switzerland 17, Avenue de la Paix 1202 Geneva Switzerland

    Directions:

    Seminar venue 1 until Thursday evening (ICRC Humanitarium, 17 Av. de la Paix, 1202 Geneva): Bus 22, 8, F, 28, 19: "Appia" stop. Seminar venue 2 on Friday (Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rte de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva): Bus 1, 25: "Perle du Lac" stop; tram 15: "Buttini" stop.
    Wheelchair friendly Yes
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