International Humanitarian Law Regional Summer School 2018

Call for Application: International Humanitarian Law Regional Summer School, 16-21 July 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia and the AUA LL.M. Program are pleased to announce applications for the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

For the first time, the Course will be open for applications from other countries. The participants will have a unique chance to meet and listen to lectures by Mr. Bakhtiyar R. Tuzmukhamedov, former Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia/ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

The focus of the 2018 Regional Summer School will be international criminal justice and violations of international humanitarian law: challenges and perspectives.

Event description

The summer school will be held in Yerevan at the American University of Armenia on 16-21 July 2018. The event is aimed to raise the level of IHL knowledge among university students and professionals and to increase their awareness of and interest in the ICRC activities and principles.

Traditionally, the summer school will feature prominent specialists of IHL from Armenia and abroad.

The course will be held in the evening hours. Working languages of the IHL summer school is English.

Eligibility criteria and  requirements

  • Advanced level or postgraduate study in law or international relations
  • Good knowledge of public international law
  • Good command of English

Application procedure

The admission to the program is based on a competitive selection process, and places are limited. To apply for the summer school, please follow the below procedure:

The application deadline is 24 June 2018.

Only selected applicants will be contacted by 27 June 2018.


Upon successful completion of the program participants will receive a certificate of completion.


All expenses related to the event will be covered by the organizers. The organizers will not cover travel or accommodation costs.

Importance of learning of IHL

International humanitarian law (IHL) is one of the most developed and still developing branches of the public international law created out of a set of treaty rules, which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the negative effects of an armed conflict. It protects persons who do not or do no longer participate in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of a warfare. Knowledge of IHL is an essential asset for those working on or in countries affected by an armed conflict, and for those interested in working for international humanitarian organizations or other related fields.