Go On! Student International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Berkeley Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross will be sponsoring a Student International Humanitarian Law Workshop from 17-20 Jan 2014, in Berkeley, CA.  Applications are open today until 31 October, but it is competitive and spaces are limited, so students should not delay.

This workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide U.S. law students through an intensive workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL), or the law of war. The workshop will be led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
  • When Does IHL Apply
  • Human Rights and IHL
  • Protected Persons
  • Internment/Detention
  • Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
  • The IHL/Terrorism Interface
  • Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

The fee for the workshop is $50. This includes course materials and breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments during the day. The only other costs for students will be for travel, lodging, and dinners.

The workshop is open only to students matriculated at a U.S. law school. Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. A maximum of 40 students may attend.

The workshop was founded by IntLawGrrls co-founder Beth van Schaack, and is currently organized by IntLawGrrls contributor Kate Jastram, with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Visit the website for more information and an application.