Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Go On! Teaching International Humanitarian Law Workshop

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

On February 25-26, 2011, the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University Law School and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will convene the semi-annual Teaching International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Workshop is targeted at law professors in the United States and Canada interested in
  • teaching an IHL course (otherwise known as the Law of Armed Conflict) for the first time,
  • integrating IHL modules into their current courses and/or
  • rethinking their current teaching of this important subject.
Topics covered will include:
  • Defining the scope and content of an IHL class;
  • Exploring the intersection between international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law;
  • Incorporating IHL modules into the teaching of classes such as public international law, national security law, immigration law, constitutional law, administrative law and more;
  • Identifying strategies for developing curricula, responding to current events, and gaining support from school administrations for the teaching of IHL.
The Workshop provides an opportunity for law faculty to think creatively about their teaching of IHL and network with others to support and expand their teaching of the topics. The cost of the two-day seminar is $250 per person and includes breakfast and lunch for both days, dinner Friday night, as well as all materials.
Contact: IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Laurie Blank, Director of Emory's IHL Clinic (left). To register, visit here.

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