This tailor made course for journalists addresses the fundamental importance of offering those who report on armed conflict coherent and relevant legal training in an ever more complex and visible area of law, whilst also recognizing and addressing the personal risks involved. A balanced curriculum with a combination of central presentations, panel discussions, and syndicate work.
The course is designed to meet two main objectives. The first objective is to provide participants with an overall introduction to IHL as it applies to the broad spectrum of armed conflict in order that they have a better optic to critically analyse and report on conflict, and the conduct of hostilities. This course will examine: the circumstances in which States may legally use force, either in self-defence or in the territory of another State; the rules regulating the conduct of hostilities, including issues such as distinction and proportionality; and accountability mechanisms. The second objective acknowledges the inherent dangers of reporting on armed conflict and provides participants with an understanding of their own status and rights under IHL.
It will take place in Sanremo from 11 to 14 December 2017. Please click here for more info.