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Leiden Summer School: ‘International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice’

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From 9 to 15 July 2017, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law will host their second IHL Summer School in The Hague, in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. This unique programme aims to give a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict and gives opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through interactive exercises, including a paint ball simulation and a moot court. During the week, the participants will be addressed by renowned IHL academics and practitioners. The summer school is open to students and professionals who would like to acquire a general knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.

Course themes include:

  • Historical Development of International Humanitarian Law
  • Classification of Conflicts
  • Protection of the Civilian Population
  • Combatants and Prisoners of War
  • Conduct of Hostilities: Targeting Military Objectives
  • Conduct of Hostilities: Means and Methods of Warfare
  • Compliance and Legal Remedies
  • The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
  • The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

More information about the content, the speakers, and the study load can be accessed through the Leiden University’s Summer School Website or by sending an email to grotiussummerschools@law.leidenuniv.nl. Deadline for applications is 1 June 2017.

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