Conference and winter school on humanitarian law in military operations

30 May 2011

Conference and winter school on Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International and Humanitarian Law in Military Operations, Pretoria, South Africa, 26 August - 9 September 2011.

The International Law Centre of the Swedish National Defence College, in cooperation with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria, and with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), will hold the first of two conferences and winter schools on the Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International and Humanitarian Law in Military Operations.

Conference

The conference will be hosted at the University of Pretoria on 26 and 27 August 2011.

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Winter School

The winter school is directed at 30 participants (15 South Africans and 15 Swedes) and will be held at the University of Pretoria from 29 August until 9 September.

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Apply to the winter school

Applicants for the winter from Sweden should send their applications to winterschoolihl&hrl [at] fhs.se.

Applications must contain

  • a letter of motivation (max. 500 words),
  • the curriculum vitae,
  • and a letter of recommendation from e.g. an (academic) supervisor or someone who is familiar with the applicant's professional merits.

Successful applicants will benefit from a full scholarship that covers expenses such as travel and accommodation.

The application deadline is July 31, 2011