This high-level course covers International Humanitarian Law as applied to soldiers, humanitarian workers, refugees, displaced persons, and others involved with armed conflict. Topics include background and definitions, protection of victims, rights of prisoners of war, rules of conduct in hostilities, means of implementation, human rights and IHL, applicability of IHL to peacekeeping and peace enforcement, different applications to international and intra-national conflicts, terrorism, sovereignty, and the role of the International Red Cross in International Humanitarian Law. Written at a higher level than other Peace Operations Training Institute courses, this course deals with complex legal and military issues. Eight lessons.
COURSE AUTHOR: Mr. Antoine Bouvier, Legal Adviser in the International Committee of the Red Cross Advisory Service on IHL, Geneva.
Number of pages: 129 [English]
Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [12-19-12]