Summer School on International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice
This summer, from 9-15 July 2017, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL will host the second annual IHL Summer School: “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”. The course is designed by Dr. Robert Heinsch, in cooperation with the colleagues from the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. This unique programme, which brings together students and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and perspectives, aims to give a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict, and offers a range of opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through interactive exercises. For more information on the programme and how to apply for the IHL Summer School 2017, please visit the Leiden University website.
The first annual IHL Summer School brought together a long list of IHL experts, including Judge Christopher Greenwood from the International Court of Justice and the Head of the Legal Section of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. Knut Dörmann, who gave the 28 participants from 20 countries a deep insight into the theory and practice of international humanitarian law. The IHL Summer School 2016 included visits to the archives and the tracing unit of the Netherlands Red Cross and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as well as a simulation of applying IHL rules in practice. See here the programme and list of speakers for the IHL Summer School 2016.