Program

Saturday 29 October 2016
Beus Center for Law and Society
Rm 544 (Conference Center)

8:30 a.m. Check – In & Continental Breakfast
Form McDowell Yavapai Nation Courtyard
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
Rm. 544 (Conference Center) 

  • Andrew Jaynes, Executive Director, Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU)
9:10 – 12:00

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law and the Red Cross “Global Network” (Module 1)

This module will introduce participants to definition of international humanitarian law and provide an overview of the American Red Cross and the Red Cross Global Network. Participants will learn how humanitarian organizations aid in times of armed conflict and the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Global Network.

 

Armed Conflict and International Law, and the two types of Armed Conflict. (Module 2, Parts I and II)

In Part I of this module, participants will learn to identify what constitutes an armed conflict and the history and development of the laws applicable to armed conflict. There will also be a brief overview of the interaction between international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

 

10 MINUTE BREAK

 

In Part II of this module, participant will learn to distinguish between the two types of armed conflict specified in the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, and the general rules applicable to each type.

 

Distinction in status of persons and objects and the impact of direct participation in hostilities by civilians (Module 3, Parts I and II)

In Part I of this module will explore the status of persons subject to the law. Participants will learn to distinguish between civilians and combatants and the impact that conflict classification can have on either status of. We will also address general and universal protections.

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Cyber Security and IHL Presentation by Jordan Brunner
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 5:00 p.m.

(Continued…) (Module 3)

In Part II of this module participants will learn how civilians may lose their general protection against attack by directly participating in hostilities. Participants will also learn to distinguish between civilian objects and military objectives.

 

The Four Fundamental Principles of IHL, the limits on means and methods of warfare, and the exercise of precautions by the parties (Module 4)

Participants will learn about the four fundamental principles of international humanitarian law: distinction, military necessity, proportionality, and humanity, and how to apply them through feasible precautions. Participants will also be introduced to restrictions on the means and methods of warfare and the concept of the rules of engagement.

 

10 MINUTE BREAK

 

Special Protection of Persons and Objects, and Consequences of Violating IHL (Module 5)

This session will introduce participants to special protections for persons and objects. It will also discuss how IHL is enforced, what constitutes “war crimes”, and the prosecution of alleged violators via domestic and international legal mechanisms.

 

Wrap Up (Module 6) and Closing Remarks

Overview of learning objectives, course evaluation, and closing remarks.

5:00 pm Distribution of IHL Certificates

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