Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

Throughout history, humans have resorted to violence as a way to settle disagreements. Still today, armed conflicts affect millions of people around the globe. Learn the set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict in this series of free online learning modules from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Online Courses • 2.5 Hours • English • Free

What You Will Learn

This series of free online learning modules introduces International Humanitarian Law (IHL) — the set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict.

You will learn:

  • When and how IHL applies

  • The legal distinctions between international and non-international armed conflicts

  • The principles governing the means and methods of warfare

  • Laws around protection of the civilian population

  • How IHL is implemented

  • and more

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Learner Review

"The course is eye opening, informative, instructive, and educative. It made me see conflict in another way. This is an excellent course that should be made available to all peoples everywhere!" 

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