The Rules of War: International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
Campus Location: 
Room Number: 
First Floor
Payson Center Lecturer and Doctoral Students conducts the IHL Red Cross Workshop

Hosted by:

Tulane University Law School and the American Red Cross, Southeast Louisiana Chapter


This workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises that guide participants through an intensive examination of international humanitarian law (IHL) with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Sessions will be led by legal professionals from the Red Cross, law professors, international law practitioners and humanitarian workers.

Topics include:

  • Introduction of IHL & The Geneva Conventions
  • The Role of ICRC
  • Protection of Civilians
  • Means & Methods of Warfar
  • None-State Actors & Direct Participations in Hostilities
  • Humanitarian Workers and IHL
  • Domestic & International Enforcement


Acceptance in the workshop is competitive and open to graduate and undergraduate students in programs related to international law and policy, or international humanitarian aid or development work. Decisions will be based on the applicant's relevant course, field experience and the submitted statement of interest.


This workshop and the course materials are provided at no cost to accepted applicants. Students will be responsible for their own transportation, lodging and food.


The application deadline is December 20th. Registration is limited and competitive. Applicants will be notified of acceptance after January 6th.


For more information, you can download the IHL Fact Sheet and Program Overview.

If you have questions, or would like to request an application, please contact Jessica Ports, American Red Cross IHL Instructor and Law & War Workshop Coordinator, at or 561-307-0293.


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