The University of Ottawa and the Canadian Red Cross are pleased to invite you to the 11th edition of the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
The goal of this course is to offer students and professionals the fundamentals of IHL and the opportunity to apply this knowledge through realistic case studies and a full simulation day.
Applications from students, academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, journalists and those with an interest in learning about IHL are welcome. Preference will be given to participants with exposure to the application or the theory of international humanitarian law, international human rights law or humanitarian work.
The course is offered in both French and English. Applicants must choose the language in which they would like to follow the course and indicate it on their application form. Once an applicant is enrolled in a section, he/she will not be permitted to switch groups.
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants by language group. Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of recognition from the Canadian Red Cross and the University of Ottawa.
The Course features leading Canadian and international scholars and experts from the Department of National Defense and Justice Canada.
This program contains 2 Professionalism Hours and is also eligible for up to 28 hours and 45 minutes of Substantive Content with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Barreau du Québec.
Importance of IHL
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules seeking to limit the effects of armed conflict for humanitarian reasons. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. The complexities of modern-day conflicts combined with the availability of information and media interest have resulted in a higher profile of difficult humanitarian issues. Knowledge of IHL is a definite asset, if not essential, for those working on or in countries affected by armed conflicts, those involved in humanitarian work or interested in working for international criminal tribunals.