16 Jul 2017

Geneva Call - International Humanitarian Law Training - Erbil

Training description:

Organized by Geneva Call, with the support and collaboration of ECHO, a two day International humanitarian law (IHL) training on IHL and why does it matter for humanitarian action  in armed conflict is available for international humanitarian organisations that wish to increase their knowledge of the rules of war. This training was tailored by Geneva Call to clarify the content of IHL –including the qualification of armed conflicts–, and its importance for humanitarian actors, to address its similarities and differences with international human rights law, and to disseminate the rules applicable to parties to non-international armed conflicts. Moreover, it will tackle the rules on conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians.

The themes covered will include:

  • What is IHL and why does it matter for humanitarian actors?
  • IHL (obligations of parties to armed conflict) and international human rights law
  • Qualification of armed conflicts
  • Conduct of hostilities (Distinction, Proportionality, Precautions) & means and methods of warfare. Reprisals & Vengeances
  • Protected persons (Civilians, Sick & Wounded, Fundamental guarantees & Detention, Hostage Taking)
  • Humanitarian Assistance and access


This training workshop is for INGO and NNGO key staff to increase their knowledge on International humanitarian law, and integrate the IHL perspective into their programing.


Training workshop fees is free of charges and includes coffee breaks, lunches and training materials.

Participants are expected to cover the costs of travel and accommodation themselves.


All participants that successfully complete the two full days of the training workshop will be awarded with an attendance certificate from Geneva Call.      

Practical information

Duration: Two full days training on the 25-26 of July2017

Location: Mariana Hotel, Erbil

Language of instruction: English

How to apply:

If you are interested by our training workshop on IHL and protection of civilians, please send a short cover letter to .  

Please note that the number of participants is limited to twenty.

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