IHL Summer School

Call for Applications: Regional Summer School on International Humanitarian Law

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YEREVAN, Armenia — The American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Laws (LL.M.) program and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Armenia  are pleased to invite applications for participation in the 2024 Regional Summer School on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

This long-established joint program provides a unique opportunity for participants from the South Caucasus region and beyond to enhance their knowledge of IHL while expanding their professional networks. The Summer School will delve into the vital role IHL plays in addressing the multitude of challenges arising from armed conflicts worldwide.

This year, the Summer School is organized in commemoration of two important dates: the 75th anniversary of the four 1949 Geneva Conventions (GC75) and the 160th anniversary of the adoption of the First Geneva Convention of 1864.

This week-long Summer School on IHL is an intensive course designed for not only experienced lawyers with a knowledge of international law, but also for academics and students with an interest in developing a deeper understanding of the subject area. Given the fact that the course is relatively short, prospective participants are expected to already have sound knowledge of IHL principles and rules and be able to apply them.

In addition, the Summer School invites applications from advanced students and professionals from governmental and non-governmental organizations who encounter tasks and challenges within the realm of IHL and its relevant applications. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by June 12, 2024 (23:59 GMT).

All eligible applicants will be notified of their acceptance on June 17, 2024. 

For more information on eligibility criteria, requirements, application procedure, and certification, please visit 

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 and graduate degree and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.