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CSIPS International Humanitarian Law Short Course

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This non-residential, 2 day intensive short course is aimed at law students and practitioners from and focusing on the African and Middle East regions. It tackles the fundamentals of international humanitarian law as a branch of international law that limits the use of violence in armed conflicts. Students will emerge with an understanding of the challenges, the legal and political backgrounds, and frameworks for solutions of IHL

There are 3 learning outcomes to the course:

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), including the difference between jus ad bellum and jus in bello
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic knowledge of the principle of distinction, including the difference between combatant and civilians
  3. Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and critical awareness of the law governing the conduct of hostilities

Full details on course outlines, readings, and module breakdown will be given prior to arrival. Topics to be covered over the 6 modules include:

  • The concept/purpose of IHL
  • Jus ad bellum/in bello
  • Rights and protections of a civilian
  • The Laws of Geneva and the Hague
  • IHL and humanitarian assistance
  • "Civilianization” of armed conflicts
  • Rights and protections of a Prisoner of War
  • Definition of military objectives
  • Means and methods of warfare
  • Mode of instruction

Mode of instruction

The language of instruction will be English. A variety of interactive teaching methods will be employed, including individual and group work, multimedia, academic readings, jurisprudential analysis, and country case studies. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and complete all assigned readings prior to and during the course. Certificates of completion are subject to satisfactory attendance and class participation.

Courses will be delivered and assessed by Dr. Sherif A. Elgebeily.

For further information, please contact admin@csips.org.


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July 15th: Defining War and its Protections

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and registration

9:00 – 9:15 Opening remarks, introductions, and course outline

9:15 – 11:15 Module 1: The fundamentals of IHL

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:30 Module 2: The principle of distinction

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Module 3: The laws covering the conduct of hostilities

July 16th: Terrorism and Legitimate War

9:15 – 11:15 Module 4: State v. Individual Responsibility

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:30 Module 5: The Civilianisation of Armed Conflicts

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Module 6: Terrorism – a need for a new standard?

Dr. Sherif A. Elgebeily is Director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He previously held university teaching posts in the UK, Egypt, and Hong Kong, has written frequently for both media and academic outlets, presenting his research internationally to a variety of government and civilian audiences. His work experience includes the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York, the European Commission in Brussels, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Egypt, and the Child Law Centre, University of Pretoria.

For further information or any queries, please contact admin@csips.org.

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