International Humanitarian Law Seminars

  • American Red Cross chapters across the country offer free classes on international humanitarian law
     

International Humanitarian Law Seminars

International Humanitarian Law encompasses humanitarian principles and international treaties that seek to save lives and alleviate suffering of those affected by armed conflict. The Red Cross played a critical role in the development of international humanitarian law and continues to play a leading role in educating the public about its importance.

International Humanitarian Law Seminars are open to the public and provides an overview of the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict.

Red Cross instructors also can bring the seminar to your school or organization. For more information, please contact Melissa Eugene-Duplantier at (504) 620-3171.

Exploring Humanitarian Law Training for Educators

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a teacher curriculum produced by the American Red Cross with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum provides teachers with the tools to expose students (ages 13-18) to issues of humanitarian law and principles of respect for life and dignity, especially in situations of armed conflict. For more information, please contact Melissa Eugene-Duplantier at (504) 620-3171.

Other International Services Training

Training is available to volunteers who are interested in providing services to members of the international community, including assisting with emergency communications and tracing request. For more information, please contact Jessica Ports at (504) 620-3109.