IHL Workshop for Students 2014


 Location:  Berkeley Law, University of California


 Sponsored by




This workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide U.S. law students through an intensive workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL), or the law of war. The workshop will be led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.

Topics will include:
• Introduction to International HumanitarianLaw
• When Does IHL Apply?
• Human Rights and IHL
• Protected Persons
• Internment/Detention
• Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
• The IHL/Terrorism Interface
• Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

The IHL Workshop will be will be held over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, from January 17-20, 2014 (all day sessions on January 17-19, and a half-day session on January 20) at Boalt Hall School of Law on the UC Berkeley campus.

The fee for the workshop is $50. This includes course materials and breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments during the day. The only other costs for students will be for travel, lodging, and dinners.

The workshop is open only to students matriculated at a U.S. law school.

Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. A maximum of 40 students may attend. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the ICRC.

The application deadline is October 31 November 15. Applicants will be notified by Thanksgiving (November 28) at the latest.

If you have any questions, please contact the Miller Institute at mgcl@law.berkeley.edu.  



Tracey Begley
Public Affairs Officer
International Committee of the Red Cross

Christie Edwards
Director of International Humanitarian Law Division
American Red Cross

Andrea Harrison
Deputy Legal Advisor
International Committee of the Red Cross

Kate Jastram
Lecturer in Residence and Faculty Co-Director, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
Berkeley Law

Lt Colonel Christopher Jenks
Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and
Assistant Professor of Law Southern Methodist University

Lt Commander David Lee, JAGC
USN International and Operational Law Department
The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School

Gabor Rona
International Legal Director
Human Rights First

Gary Solis
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law and
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University School of Law

Major Patrick Walsh (Boalt ’98)
US Army National Guard
Professor, International and Operational Law Department
The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School 


Major Patrick Walsh (Boalt ’98) addressing workshop students, Berkeley Law, January 18, 2014