IHL Winter Camp was held in Kyiv
On 29-31 January, the IHL Winter Camp was held for 4th year undergraduate and 1-2 year master’s students majoring in «International Law» and «Law» . In total, 25 students from 15 universities from 10 regions of Ukraine attended the IHL Winter Camp.
During the three days of the event, the participants had the opportunity to join the discussion of the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) on the conduct of hostilities, the law of military occupation, responsibility for violations of IHL, as well as other relevant topics on IHL. The aim of the event was to convey to students the main aspects of IHL not just in the form of lectures, but also through group work and interactive forms of learning.
In addition, participants learned more about the activities of the Ukrainian Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The event was organised by the Ukrainian Red Cross with the support of the British Red Cross and with the assistance of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
International humanitarian law is a branch of law that establishes rules for the conduct of armed conflicts. It aims to limit violence during war.