Targeting: Terrestrial, Cyber & Space
Sanremo, 2-6 October 2017
This four day targeting workshop is an intensive training designed for experienced military/civilian legal advisers, Military targeteers and planners, Officers and those from Government or International organisations with a sound knowledge of either IHL/LOAC or targeting operations. 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 workshop, it is assumed participants will already have a sound knowledge of IHL/LOAC principles and rules and be able to apply these in a practical context.
Professor Françoise Hampson and Air Commodore (r) Wiliam Boothby, both renowned experts in IHL and HRL generally and specifically in targeting, have kindly assisted the Institute in designing the workshop syllabus in order to focus on specific aspects of targeting in old and new environments. The workshop curriculum features this year an number of additions such as the study of the impact of HRL on TGTing operations or that of the potential effect the latest technologies (nano and meta-materials being an example) also may have. As well as an eminent faculty of academic speakers, many sessions also include experienced military operators. Via contemporary case studies these speakers will provide the practical perspective to the consideration of each issue. Maximum time is allocated throughout the workshop for question and answer sessions in order to maximise the interaction between participants and speakers with a view to promoting a rich and varied debate.
Topics will be covered using a plenary based approach complemented with some practical exercises designed to test the participant’s ability to find outcome oriented solutions through the application of the relevant IHL/HRL case being provisions and doctrine. Maximum participation is encouraged since we believe the sharing of differing national and cultural experiences and approaches will aid in a better understanding of the multi-national challenge and in developing innovative and practical ways to apply both the spirit of and obligations created under IHL/HRL. Tentative solutions will be offered to workshop exercises.
The registration fee is 900 Euro. Registration fees must be remitted before the start of the course by bank transfer or, at the latest, upon arrival in cash or Euro currency cheque. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted either on the website or at the Institute. The registration fee covers:
- Workshop material
- Lunches and coffee breaks on working days
- Welcome Cocktail and final official dinner
- Course Photograph, Diploma and Institute Plaque
- Transport from/to Nice Airport
The registration fee does not cover all other expenses incurred by the participant such as hotel accommodation, laundry or telephone calls. Participants must ensure that they bring with them sufficient funds to pay for such expenses.
- Candidate participants whose cancellation request is received in excess of 14 days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur no liabilities except for bank charges.
- Candidate participants whose cancellation request is received within 8 to 14 days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 50% of the fee.
- Candidate participants whose cancellation request is received within 7 days prior to the start date or after the commencement of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 100% of the fee.