Interactive Course on International Humanitarian Law

January 11-13, 2012  Pepperdine University School of Law

 

I’m proud to announce that Anne Quintin of the ICRC and I will be hosting an interactive course on the law of armed conflict here at Pepperdine University School of Law.  This event is in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross and is a special workshop led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the American Red Cross, military lawyers and law professors who specialize in IHL.

Course Description:

Interactive training using response-based technology to place participants in an operational context. The course will combine lectures and technology enabled exercises on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), or the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC).

Open To:

Graduate students with a background in international law, legal practitioners, and NGO staff.

To Apply:

Please fill in the application form and send it back to anquintin@icrc.org. Deadline for application is December 15, 2012.

Draft Schedule:

Friday, January 11, 2012

8:30 – 9:00        Check-In
9:00 – 9:15        Opening Remarks & Introduction
9:15 – 9:45        Multiple Choice Questionnaire
9:45 – 11:15      Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) & Conflict Classification
11:15 – 11:30    Break
11:30 – 12:30    The interplay between IHL and Human Rights Law
12:30 – 1:45      Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00        Battlefield Status & Protected Persons
3:00 – 3:15        Break
3:15 – 4:45        Exercise on Battlefield Status and Protected Persons
5:30 – 7:00        Welcome Reception

Saturday, January 12, 2012

8:45 – 9:00        Recap Day 1
9:00 – 10:30      Internment & Detention
10:30 – 10:45    Break
10:45 – 12:00    Exercise on Internment & Detention
12:00 – 1:00      Lunch—Careers panel
1:00 – 2:15        Means and Methods of Warfare & Targeting
2:15 – 2:30        Break
2:30 – 3:45        Exercise on Targeting
3:45 – 4:00        Break
4:00 – 5:30        Enforcement of IHL

Sunday, January 13, 2012

9:00 – 10:30      Final Simulation Exercise
10:30 – 11:30    Debrief on Simulation
11:30 – 12:00    Farewell and Certificate Ceremony
 

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