nationalsecuritylaw upcoming IHL course sponsored by US Institute of Peace

April 28, 2012

From the US Institute of Peace and Professor Laurie Blank:

The United States Institute of Peace is offering a new course on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights as part of its highly regarded Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. The Academy provides practitioner-oriented education, training, and resources via facilities at USIP’s Washington headquarters, mobile training in conflict zones abroad, and online distance education and training.

This pilot course on IHL and HR runs May 15-17 and will focus on key questions: Why do we have these bodies of law? How do they apply? What is the practical impact of human rights and humanitarian law in conflict-affected states? How do these two bodies of law interact? How are human rights and international humanitarian law relevant to practitioner’s work in the field? The three-day course will be delivered through a variety of methodologies that seek to maximize the learning experience, with an emphasis on problem-based learning.

Additional course and registration information is available at

Note in particular that because this is a pilot course, the registration fee is discounted significantly and is only $195.