IHL Summer School
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International Humanitarian Law Summer School at AUA

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YEREVAN, Armenia July 7-11, 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia, in cooperation with the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program of the American University of Armenia (AUA), organized a regional online summer school in International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

The program featured eight presentations on international humanitarian law and international criminal law delivered by renowned scholars. The presenters included Professor Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; Professor Marko Milanovic from the University of Nottingham; and Professor Naz K. Modirzadeh, Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. 

Participation in the program was competitive. From 240 applications received, 62 participants from 27 countries in the Eurasian region and beyond were selected to enroll. According to the feedback received from participants and presenters, the summer school was very valuable and a great success. The event built on the accomplishments of previous summer courses despite the limitations imposed by the online format. This year’s summer program proved to be efficacious in sharing knowledge on IHL and in building links among early-career researchers and practitioners in the field, as well as for continuing collaboration with the AUA LL.M. Program.

At the conclusion of the event, an essay competition was launched for all interested participants. Selected works will be posted on the AUA LL.M. Program webpage. All participants in the summer school will receive certificates.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.