International Humanitarian Law Summer Session 2017


International Humanitarian Law Summer Session 2017

Jointly organized by
Handong Global University and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

8 – 11 August 2017
Pohang, Republic of Korea


Applications for the IHL Summer Session 2017 have now closed.


The Handong International Law School of Handong Global University and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are organizing an “International Humanitarian Law Summer Session” which will take place from 8 – 11 August 2017, in Pohang, Republic of Korea.

This Summer Session is intended to further the participants’ understanding of international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as individual criminal responsibility for violations. For this purpose, the following topics will be covered in the program:


·         Basic concepts and principles of IHL

·         Scope of application of IHL

·         IHL and international human rights law

·         Framework of IHL governing international and non-international armed conflicts

·         Conduct of hostilities in modern conflicts

·         Weapons, new technologies and IHL

·         Protection of victims of armed conflicts

·         Individual criminal responsibility for violations of IHL

·         Work of the ICRC and National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in armed conflicts


The program will be conducted in English and will comprise lectures, case studies and group discussions. There are students from China, Japan, Mongolia and Republic of Korea participating in this course.

Undergraduate and graduate students from Japan with an interest and motivation in international humanitarian law (IHL) are encouraged to apply. Please be noted that there are only limited seats available.

There is no fee for the course or course materials. Participants shall arrange their own travel and pay for all the expenses associated therewith. Food and accommodation in Pohang will be covered by the organizers.

To apply, please send a completed Application Form, together with a CV and a Letter of Application in English, by Wednesday 5 July 2017 to:

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*Download the program file from here.