nationalsecuritylaw training opportunity for students: IHL Student Workshop Jan 3-6, 2013

This looks like a really great opportunity for students. Please spread the word:

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross is sponsoring a three-and-a-half day workshop on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for students. The workshop will be held on January 3-6, 2013 at the Berkeley Law School and is FREE for students.

Application deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012

For more information and to download an application, please see the workshop’s website (mgcl).

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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, 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 IHL Workshop will be will be held from January 3-6, 2013 (all-day sessions on January 3-5, and a half-day session on January 6) at Boalt Hall School of Law on the UC Berkeley campus.

The workshop is FREE and open only to students matriculated at a U.S. law school. Because there is no registration or other fee, the only cost for students will be for travel, lodging, and meals.

Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. A maximum of 40 students may attend. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the ICRC.

The application deadline is Friday, November 9, 2012. Applicants will be notified before Thanksgiving break (November 22).

student ihl workshop–flyer.pdf

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