Born on the Battlefield is a three-hour introduction to International Humanitarian Law presented by the American Red Cross and co-sponsored by World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules that seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects people who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare.
The course covers the history and fundamental principles of IHL, the treaties on which it is based, in particular the Geneva Conventions and related instruments; and its evolution in customary international law, rules that come from general practices accepted as law that exist independent of treaty law.
This course is designed for individuals with an interest or background in international humanitarian law, human rights, or international affairs. It is suitable for undergraduates, law students, graduate students in related areas, and legal or international affairs professionals.
The program is open to the public. Registration is required by September 1
$10 general public; $5 students and seniors; $25 3 standard CLE credits (pending); free to Mitchell Hamline students (PLP diversity credits available).
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Co-sponsors: Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline Shool of Law; Minnesota chapter, Federal Bar Association; Minnesota State Bar Association – Human Rights Committee; Global Minnesota; United Nations Association of Minnesota; Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; and Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, PA.