The Academies Competition provides teams of 3 Officer Cadets from the top military academies from around the world with an early appreciation of the critical importance of humanitarian law in multi-national military operations. This is achieved by dividing the cadets into multi-national mixed teams representing fictional countries involved in an escalating international military operations.
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L’objectif général de ce cours, organisé auprés de l’Ecole des commissaires des armées de Salon-de- Provence (France), est de fournir aux officiers des forces armées, y compris les conseillers juridiques et les avocats militaires, ainsi que des professionnels civils, la possibilité d’apprendre comment s’appliquent les principes et règles du droit des conflits armés. A l’issue du cours, les participants auront acquis une connaissance solide des principes fondamentaux et des règles du droit des conflits armés et pourront mettre en pratique leur connaissance dans le cadre de différents théâtres opérationnels.
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The course aim to increase the knowledge and skills of government officials involved in the formulation and the application of legislation and policies affecting people in need of protection, and who have only a basic knowledge of International Refugee Law. They are also open to those interested from civil society, particularly those in advocacy for the protection of forcibly uprooted people.
Participants have the opportunity to interact with the practitioners and experts in the field of refugee and migrant protection, who facilitate the various thematic sessions of the programmes. Different learning methodologies are used to encourage participants to apply knowledge and skills acquired in operations in a practical and pragmatic manner. Course duration is one week. Applicants must be fluent in English and the deadline for applications is one month prior to the start of the course.
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The general aim of the course is to provide military officers, including operators and military lawyers, as well as civilians, with the opportunity to learn how to apply the principles and rules of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC). The teaching methodology used for this course comprises a combination of central presentations and class work.
The class work itself consists largely of a series of exercises conducted under the guidance of class leaders using classic current military planning and staff processes, leading the course through a series of IHL and other relevant legal issues arising during military operations at all levels of intensity. At the end of the course, participants attain a sound knowledge of the principles and rules of LOAC and are able to apply these in a practical manner in a range of operational scenarios.
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The Advanced Course on IHL is an intensive course designed for experienced military/civilian legal advisers, military officers and those from Government or International Organisations with an in depth knowledge of IHL. Academics and students with an interest in developing a deeper understanding of the subject area are also very welcome to attend. Given the relatively short length of the course it is assumed participants will already have a sound knowledge of IHL principles and rules and be able to apply these in a practical context.
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Le cours avancé sur le DIH, organisé avec le concours de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, vise à fournir une approche pratique et contemporaine de haut niveau sur les questions du DIH avec une attention particulière à celles ayant une influence sur l’interopérabilité lors des opérations multinationales. Les conférenciers sont des universitaires de renom ainsi que des juristes militaires qui, à travers l’étude de problématiques contemporaines, fourniront des points de vues pratiques pour faire face aux questions qui se posent dans l’environnement opérationnel contemporain. Du temps sera consacré à des séances de questions-réponses afin d’encourager l’interaction entre les participants et les conférenciers avec pour objectif de promouvoir des débats riches et variés.
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The course on Statelessness is organized by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It will take place in Sanremo from 4 to 7 April 2017.
The course is designed for government officials and NGOs dealing with stateless people or looking into addressing statelessness in their country. The course lasts four days and is conducted in English. This course responds to the increasing demand for information on statelessness and ways to prevent and reduce statelessness. It includes presentations, case studies, simulations and practical exercises led by experts.
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International Humanitarian Law (IHL) places a duty on States to ensure knowledge of and respect for its implementation. This duty obliges States to ensure that all members of their armed forces are properly trained on IHL according to the requirements of the various levels of responsibility. IHL is a vast subject, requiring different approaches according to the specific circumstances.
The Course for Directors and Instructors of Training Programmes in IHL is designed for military officers, military lawyers and others responsible in planning IHL training and education programmes or those who are involved in writing doctrine, determining training requirements, curriculum development, the design of course modules and materials for IHL education within their armed forces (Directors) and military officers and military lawyers responsible for teaching IHL (Instructors).
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The five-day Course on International Migration Law (IML) is designed for government officials, academia, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as members of the civil society. It will focus on the international legal framework governing migration, including the rights and responsibilities of States and migrants. The key objective of this Course is to raise the awareness of government officials and those working in the migration context of the importance of international legal instruments in the management of migration.
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This five day course examines current issues concerning detention in three of its phases from a range of perspectives. The Course will start by reviewing the current and emerging law relating to the legal basis and authorities to detain in armed conflict. Areas of both legal and practical concern will be examined before reviewing the direction of travel including the Copenhagen Process.
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