Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Work On! Teach international humanitarian law

(Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other scholarly fora) Law faculty interested in learning more about one of intlaw's most vibrant subfields these days -- international humanitarian law -- are invited to take part in the 2d Teaching International Humanitarian Law Workshop, to be held on October 2-3, 2009, at American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. That law school's Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law is convening the workshop in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The workshop is aimed at law professors who are interested in teaching an international humanitarian law course for the 1st time, who've taught the course but wish to rethink it, or who would like to integrate the subject into other courses they teach, such as international criminal law, public international law, or human rights law.
On the program:
The Scope of IHL and Ways to Teach IHL, taught by Gary Solis, Georgetown, and Col. Dave Wallace, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Intersections of IHL with Human Rights and International Criminal Law, taught by (invited) Doug Cassel, Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame Law School, and IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara Law School
Protected Persons, taught by Phil Sundel, International Committee of the Red Cross
IHL and Terrorism, taught by me, Diane Marie Amann, California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Practical Applications/Personal Experiences of IHL, taught by Kate Jastram, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Integration of IHL in Specific Subjects, panel discussion led by Sean Watts, Creighton University School of Law
Strategies for Expanding and Supporting the Teaching of IHL/Next Steps and Evaluation, Hadar Harris, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law.
Application and details here; deadline for applications is September 1, 2009.
What better way to honor this month's 60th anniversary of the signing of the 4 Geneva Conventions on the laws and customs of war?

1 comment:

Isabelle said...

The new Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL)website is now live at www.redcross.org/ehl. EHL is designed to introduce content on the Geneva Conventions at the high school level but also at the undergraduate level. Check it out!