International Humanitarian Law Workshops

Every year the American Red Cross co-sponsors with partners a number of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) workshops. These workshops feature lectures, interactive activities and exercises that guide participants through an intensive introduction to IHL with a focus on the protections afforded by the law to combatants and civilians during armed conflicts. Sessions will be led by American Red Cross Legal Advisors and volunteer attorneys.

Typically workshops run from 9 AM to 5 PM and lunch is provided. For specifics please click on the links below.

Topics covered include:

  • Types of Armed Conflict
  • Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols
  • Fundamental Principles and Protections afforded by international law
  • Distinction between Combatants and Civilians
  • Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities
  • Role of the Red Cross and humanitarians in Armed Conflict
  • Eligibility:

    The workshops are generally open to law and graduate students, and legal and policy professionals. Participants are expected to attend all of the sessions in the program and will receive a certificate of participation from the American Red Cross.

    CLE credit for barred attorneys may be available.

    For more information or to bring an American Red Cross workshop to your city, contact us at:

    Upcoming Workshops

    Washington University

    St.Louis, MO
    April 8, 2016

    Liberty University School of Law

    Lynchburg, VA
    April 13, 2016

    Come back soon for updates and new workshops.

    Previous Workshops

    Seattle University of Law

    Seattle, WA
    January 30, 2016


    Los Angeles, CA
    February 20, 2016

    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA
    February 27, 2016