International Humanitarian Law Workshop


This workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises that guide participants through an intensive examination of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Sessions will be held by professionals from the American Red Cross, law experts and professors, on January 25 & 26 2014, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to IHL & The Geneva Conventions
  • The Role of the ICRC
  • Protection of Civilians
  • Means & Methods of Warfare
  • Non-State Actors & Direct Participation in Hostilities
  • Humanitarian Workers and IHL
  • Domestic & International Enforcement
  • Acceptance in the workshop is competitive and open to graduate students in programs related to international law and policy, or international humanitarian aid or development work. Decisions are made based on the applicant’s relevant course, field experience and the submitted statement of interest.

    Applications are available here or at Tulane University in the Payson Center Offices, 300 Hebert Hall, or by email on request. Registration is limited and competitive. Submit applications by Friday, December 20, 2013.

    If you have questions, or would like to request an application, please contact Jessica Ports, American Red Cross, IHL Instructor and Law & War Workshop Coordinator, at or leave a message at the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter International Services line at 504-620-3109.