The Canadian Red Cross helps disseminate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to government bodies, the armed forces, academia, policy makers, teachers and youth. We hold a number of events across the country to help educate Canadians on the importance of IHL and to foster dialogue on contemporary challenges and debates.
Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law
The Canadian Red Cross in partnership with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, offers an annual summer course on IHL with the goal of offering students and professionals the fundamentals of IHL and the opportunity to apply this knowledge through realistic case studies.
For information on the Spring, 2015 Summer IHL Course (May 24-29th
, 2015), please visit http://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/en/courses/summer/drc4521
where course information will be updated regularly.
One of our key goals is to promote awareness and dialogue around the importance of IHL and its application. Through academic conferences at Canadian universities around the country, the Canadian Red Cross engages with professors, students and policy makers on issues surrounding IHL and explores contemporary trends, challenges and debates.
The Canadian Red Cross is hosting a vibrant discussion on autonomous weapons or ‘killer robots’ and the laws that apply during armed conflict. The conference will bring together experts in the field including representatives from the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement to discuss the challenges and controversies that this topic presents.
Date: Friday, March 13th 2015
Ottawa, ON - Carleton University
Tentative IHL Conferences planned for 2015.
IHL Conference – theme ‘Terrorism’
IHL Conference – theme ‘Multinational Forces’
Date: 23 October 2015
Date: September 2015
Location: Glendon College, York University
Check back in July for confirmation and further information on registration.
Location: Canterbury College, University of Windsor
Check back in August for confirmation and further information on registration.