International Humanitarian Law Workshop November 2nd & 3rd

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Date: November 2 - 3, 2013

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by October 11th, 2013

Location: Mondale Hall, The University of Minnesota

Content: 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 legal professionals from the American Red Cross and law professors.

Topics include:

  • International Humanitarian Law: Setting the Context
  • Conflict Classification - When Does International Humanitarian Law Apply?
  • Overview of Key International Humanitarian Law Principles: Protecting the Vulnerable
  • Protected Persons in International Humanitarian Law
  • The Red Cross and International Services
  • Means and Methods of Warfare
  • Non-State Actors and International Humanitarian Law
  • International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
  • Technologies of Warfare and International Humanitarian Law
  • Gendered Dimensions of International Humanitarian Law
  • Eligibility: This workshop is open to law students, lawyers and law practitioners. Conference has been accredited for 12 hours of continuing legal education by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education.

    Costs: This workshop and course materials are provided at no cost to accepted applicants. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging.

    Application: Application is available here. Registration is limited and competitive. Completed applications must be the received by October 11th, 2013. Submit applications to Laura Matson at matso092@umn.edu Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 18th.

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