British Red Cross
Summer School on International Humanitarian Law
Cambridge, 15-18 July 2012
The British Red Cross will hold its biennial Summer School on International Humanitarian Law at Magdalene College, Cambridge, from 15 – 18 July. The course is intended to provide a general understanding of IHL and will cover the principles and rules and their practical application. Topics will include the history and development of IHL, basic principles and protected groups, prisoners of war and detainees, conduct of hostilities, human rights and IHL, non-international armed conflicts, implementation and enforcement, IHL in Africa, and the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Presenters are likely to include experts from the armed forces, prominent academics and a representative of the ICRC. The course will comprise presentations, case studies and group discussions. Individuals with an interest in international humanitarian law are warmly invited to attend. Past participants have included armed forces personnel, government officials, university lecturers and students, staff of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), journalists, and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society volunteers and staff from outside the UK. The course is offered on a residential basis (with accommodation and meals at the college included), at a cost of £300. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 30 April 2012.