Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are two distinct bodies of law that unify in their goal of protecting individuals from immoral acts of violence. Human rights are inherent and call for protection and abidance at all times, during war and peace. On the other hand, humanitarian law can only be applied during armed conflict. This course will investigate the origins and principles of these two bodies of law. It is crucial for humanitarian aid workers to understand the legal aspect of their work so they are able to conduct effective relief in accordance to all necessary procedures and protocols. Examining different case studies will foster useful analytical learning skills that can be integrated in the students future field experiences. A thorough comprehension of both sets of laws will enable students to gain more legal confidence in their aid work, it will promote a greater understanding of the logistics and legitimacies of how issues are handled.
Date 1st Jul 2011
Event Organiser The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation