ATHA Specialized Training on International Humanitarian Law (IHL 121)
This course will offer operational training and instruction on IHL and particular focus will be put on the role and responsibility of civil society with regard to IHL.
Participants include relevant Swedish and international organizations and actors on all levels working within a humanitarian context.
Interested participants should be
•Mid-career and senior management professionals seeking to benefit from a broader understanding of humanitarian issues and principles.
•Professionals holding positions in organizations or institutions which would allow them to implement the theoretical, policy and operational learning gained from the ATHA course.
•Individuals with prior exposure to the application or theory of humanitarian issues and/or development work.
The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for participants to acquire and refine the necessary professional skills to address humanitarian challenges through the framework of International humanitarian law.
International humanitarian law (IHL) is the body of international law which regulates armed conflict including military occupation.
Content and methodology:
The course of study will encompass lectures, small working groups, simulations and policy discussions. Selected topics will include:
• Introduction to IHL: basic principles, sources of law and applicability
• Interplay between IHL and Human Rights Law
• Implementation, Monitoring and Enforcement of IHL
• Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
• Conduct of Hostilities
• Current Challenges
The cost of the training is approximately 240 Euros. This covers training and full board and lodging. Each organization covers the cost of transportation to and from Härnösand.
Professional affiliation with an organization or institution is a requisite for participation in the course. Thus individuals interested in applying to the course are asked to submit applications in conjunction with their employing organization.
Selection of course participants will be based on qualifications related to professional experience and interest in the sphere of humanitarian action, as indicated on the application form. A selection will be made with a view to inviting a diverse and wide range of participants.
Application to both the fall Core training and the Specialized training (offered on consecutive days within the same week) is strongly encouraged but requires separate applications through the ATHA portal. Applicants for both the Core and Specialized training will be given preference.
Apply for the course here: http://www.atha.se/course-application
Contact and Inquiries:
For questions about the course , please contact Anna-Maria Rochester, ATHA Program Officer, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org