HI 015: Certificate Course in International Humanitarian Law

International law also known as the law of armed conflict comprises a set of rules that seeks to balance military priorities when engaged with armed conflict in humanitarian conditions and the impact of such operations.
The course will examine both substantive International Humanitarian Law and the emerging principles of international criminal law that seeks to criminalize aberrant behavior on the battlefield. The body of law comprises four 1949  Geneva Conventions and other additional three from the  additional protocols
The topics to be covered include ;

  • Dichotomy between the rules applicable to resort to force and the rules applicable when engaging in armed conflict
  • The domestic legal incorporation of International Humanitarian Law
  • The normative interplay between law applicable to international and non-international armed conflict
  • The role of moral values when advising military command on the application of law in the battlefield
  • The principles of international criminal law relating to individual and command responsibility.
  • Dealing with violations
  • Responding to the consequences of armed conflict
  • Limits in armed conflict
  • The rules of distinction and proportionality
  • The intersection with international human rights laws
  • Dealing with child soldiers
  • Limits on weapons


Course Begins on 1st of every month for three months.
Course Level: Certificate Course
Cost: Amount €550 ( Inclusive of 21% VAT)
To register for this course, kindly contact
Changemaker International
Zuiderbrink 63, Gravenhage
The Netherlands
Website: http://changeinstitute.nl