Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 'International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice' has reached more than 10,000 enrolled learners since it has been launched on 12 November 2018!!!
It is great to see that our efforts to teach and disseminate IHL are indeed becoming massive 🙂
We hope that these efforts will further the understanding of and adherence to this body of law, and it is inspiring to see how many people of all ages, genders and geographical regions share our commitment to IHL!
The MOOC is continuously open for enrollment on the platform Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-humanitarian-law
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School
Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 'International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice' has reached more than 10,000 enrolled learners since it has been launched on 12 November 2018!!!It is great to see that our efforts to teach and disseminate IHL are indeed becoming massive 🙂 We hope that these efforts will further the understanding of and adherence to this body of law, and it is inspiring to see how many people of all ages, genders and geographical regions share our commitment to IHL!The MOOC is continuously open for enrollment on the platform Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-humanitarian-law Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law SchoolGeplaatst door Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law op Dinsdag 16 juli 2019
We are looking back on a successful week of our Summer School 'International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice'. Many thanks to all participants for their valuable contributions and interesting insights on their various backgrounds. It was a pleasure to welcome you in the Hague!
We are most grateful to the co-host of the Summer School, @RodeKruis, and to all speakers and lecturers:
Judge Howard Morrison (International Criminal Court) gave a keynote speech on the past, present and future of IHL. Ms. Sofia Poulopoulou (KGF and Leiden University) gave a lecture on the classification of conflicts, Dr. Jason Rudall (Leiden University) provided an overview on the protection of civilians, and Mr. Jeroen van den Boogaard (University of Amsterdam and Netherlands Defence Academy) gave an introduction to combatants and prisoners of war.
We were delighted to welcome Ms. Juliane Garcia Ravel (International Committee of the Red Cross) who provided an overview of the role of the ICRC in disseminating IHL, followed by former KGF IHL Clinic students Haya Omari, Sadhana Sanjay and Johanna Trittenbach, who presented their work on the ICRC's 'IHL in Action' project.
Prof. Terry Gill and Prof. Paul Ducheine (both from the University of Amsterdam and Netherlands Defence Academy) gave lectures on the conduct of hostilities, namely on 'General Principles and the Targeting Cycle' and 'Autonomous Weapons and Cyber Warfare' respectively.
The participants heard an introduction to humanitarian assistance and disaster response law by Dr. Guilio Bartolini (Roma Tre University), and gained insights into the interplay between IHL and international human rights law by Prof. Helen Duffy (Leiden Univeristy).
Ms. Wieteke Theeuwen (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) gave a lecture on the law of non-international armed conflict, Ms. Mirjam de Bruin (Netherlands Red Cross) introduced enforcement and implementation mechanisms of IHL, and Dr. Robert Heinsch (KGF and Leiden University) gave a lecture on the interplay between IHL and international criminal law.
The participants also visited the International Criminal Court, where they were invited for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Philipp Ambach (ICC). The programme of the Summer School also included a visit to the Netherlands Red Cross, and a paintball simulation of conflict situations, that allowed for the application of IHL in practice.
Many thanks to everyone who made this week such a valuable experience, and we are looking forward to our Summer School 2020! Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School
We are very much looking forward to welcoming the participants of our Summer School on International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice in the Hague on Monday, and excited to hear the keynote speech by Judge Howard Morrison of the ICC! https://youtu.be/y_Ax1OSmXhg
On Thursday, 6 June at 19.00, KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch, together with his colleague Prof. Terry Gill (University of Amsterdam and Netherlands Defence Academy) will present the final report of the International Law Association Study Group on the conduct of hostilities and international humanitarian law.
Two practitioners from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence will subsequently share their views on the report's findings, including their possible use in practice.
Everybody is warmly invited to attend! The entrance is free (but please register on the link below), and we are looking forward to discussing with you the legal challenges within IHL relating to the conduct of hostilities!
KGF Research & Teaching Associate Nicholas Ortiz will speak at the European Career Day of the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University on Saturday, 25 May.
If you are aspiring a career in international law, you are warmly invited to hear from Nicholas about his experiences with the KGF and beyond.
The European Career Day provides you with the opportunity to meet representatives from governmental institutions, law firms, non-governmental organizations, companies and other outstanding personalities, which will share their experience with you, their personal path to their current occupation and foremost help you to be prepared for everything that you will face on the road to your goals.
You are still invited to apply for our Summer School on 'IHL in Theory and Practice' – we are looking forward to welcoming you from 8 July to 12 July in the Hague, the international city of peace and justice!
We are happy to announce that we are co-organizing this HILAC lecture on the "The Conduct of Hostilities and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges of 21st Century Warfare", including contributions by Prof. Terry Gill, Leiden alumni Wieteke Theeuwen, and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch!
Join us for our upcoming IHL summer school, which is taking place from 8 to 12 July 2019, and which we are organising in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2019. If you are interested in a deep insight into "IHL in Theory in Practice", please check out the details at http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/summer-school/! 😊
Etienne Kuster's article “Promoting the Teaching of IHL in Universities: Overview, Successes and Challenges of the ICRC’s Approach” refers to our IHL Clinic as an innovative paedagogic idea that “bridges an important gap between IHL theory and practice” and has “increased the quality of IHL teaching”. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School
It is expected that IHL Clinics will “continue flourishing worldwide with the support of the existing ones and the ICRC” – we are actively working towards that and we are very much looking forward to expanding the network of IHL Clinics!
Read the full article here: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/promoting-teaching-ihl-universities-overview-successes-and-challenges
Find out more about IHL Clinics by having a look at the article by KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch and Lotte Chevalier, LLM, on “The Educational Value of IHL Clinics” https://elibrary.bwv-verlag.de/article/99.105025/huv201803022501,
or visit our website at http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/ihl-clinic/!