Workshop & Exposure on International Humanitarian Law in Vancouver

Program Date

22 Jul 27 Jul 2024

Program Location

Vancouver, Canada

Program Venue

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre 

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Overview

Armed Conflicts have been present across the globe for ages. In contemporary world war zones are becoming increasingly complex and harder to approach. Numerous legal aspects and issues are enhancing the intricacy of the phenomena. International Humanitarian Law, also referred to as law of armed conflict, is a set of rules and principles that governs the norms in conflict affected areas and limits the negative influence of warfare. The international Humanitarian Law aims to ensure peace among people, attempting to contribute to the maintenance of order and promote humanity.

Workshop & Exposure on International Humanitarian Law in Vancouver, Canada has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of complex legal issues that are affecting conflict zones, covering fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge essential for professionals, researchers and academics operating within the field. Participants will analyze the importance, scale & the scope of IHL along with its protective principles, while examining the difference between international and non-international armed conflicts and learning about the law of occupation.

Target Audience

The program is the best suit for:

  • The Staff of UN Missions
  • Employees of Intergovernmental Agencies
  • Members of NGOs and Governmental Agencies with involvement in humanitarian actions
  • Members of Red Cross Movement
  • Diplomats
  • Military Personnel
  • Journalists.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Assess the effects of armed conflicts and appreciate the importance of international humanitarian law
  • Understand the scope and constraints of International humanitarian law
  • Demonstrate quality understanding of international humanitarian law and principles of human rights
  • Identify and Analyze the ways for promoting and implementing international humanitarian law in contemporary conflicts.

Program Contents

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
  • The purpose and importance of International Humanitarian Law
  • History of International Humanitarian Law
  • Foundations and Development of IHL
  • Main Sources of International Humanitarian Law
  • Classification of Armed Conflicts
  • Principles of IHL: distinction, definition of civilians, combatant status, legitimate targets, perfidy and ruses of war, reprisals
  • Means in armed conflict: general principles and special treaty regimes on specific weapons
  • Protection of Prisoners Of War (POWs) and civilians – occupation
  • Peace Support Operations
  • Special Protection of Cultural Property
  • Asymmetric Warfare
  • International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
  • Principles and Methods of Humanitarian Action
  • The relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law
  • Non-International Armed Conflicts and combatant status.

Program Methodology

Workshop & Exposure on International Humanitarian Law in Vancouver, Canada is a highly interactive training course involving numerous case studies, group assignments and video demonstrations. The presenter will encourage maximum participation of all delegate, while promoting healthy discussions and knowledge share. Each day will be finalized by acquiring participant feedback. The ideas and suggestions received will be considered for the coming sessions in order to enhance the understanding and satisfaction of all delegates.

Program Fee

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Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complementary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report