The Hague, Netherlands

International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice

when 3 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1100

This unique programme gives a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict, and offers a range of opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through interactive exercises. The course covers, amongst others, the classification of conflicts, protection of the civilian population, combatants and prisoners of war, the rules governing the conduct of hostilities, and the law of non-international armed conflict.

The International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice Summer School offers a unique opportunity to learn from well-known and influential academics and leading practitioners from Leiden University, The Netherlands Defence Academy, and the University of Amsterdam. You will gain first-hand knowledge on the rules and laws of armed conflict. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world.


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Course leader

Dr. Robert Heinsch, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University

Target group

This Summer School is opened to students and professionals who would like to acquire general knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.

Course aim

The International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice Summer School offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge on the rules and laws of armed conflict in the heart of The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world.

Credits info

At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of participation. An additional statement regarding the amount of ECTS credits can be issued. Please note that the document is not an official transcript and that it is the student’s responsibility to validate the course for credit at their home university. Keeping in mind that 1 ECTS equals 28 study hours, we value the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law to be representing 2 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 1100: More information on the school website.
EUR 950: Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants taking part in at least another Grotius Centre summer school in 2023 pay a reduced fee of €950.

Scholarships

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for this course.