Weapons Review Course (TBC)

Sanremo, 12-16 June 2017

Programme

The aim of this course is to provide governmental officials and military personnel knowledge with regard to (1) international weapons/arms control law and (2) how, practically, to conduct a weapon review under International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

The key overarching teaching objectives of the course are to understand:

  1. The range and nature of weapons and means and methods of warfare.
  2. The interrelationship between weapons and means and methods of warfare, the National Defence Procurement and military instructions on the use of weapons and means and methods of warfare.
  3. The applicable legal regime on international weapons/arms control.
  4. The dynamics of new and emergent weapon technologies and weapon reviews.
  5. How to conduct a legal review of weapons based on article Art 36 of Additional Protocol I that ensures State’s compliance with international weapons law.
  6. National approaches to Art 36 of Additional Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions.

The aim and objectives of the course are delivered in five modules of one day. The course is designed for the following personnel:

  • Personnel who work in or with ministries of defence and foreign affairs.
  • IIHL teaching staff and facilitators are drawn from experienced senior military (legal) officers, leading academics, practicing lawyers and senior government officials practising in the field together with experts from IOs and NGOs. 

Administrative information

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 (including the Sanremo RoE Handbook)
    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.

Cancellation policy

  • 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.

Further information is available here. Queries on the course including registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Patrizia Di Pietro at patrizia@iihl.org.

Click here to register online

If you encounter any problems please download the registration form and send it to patrizia@iihl.org.

 

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