Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Harvard Program launches new online course on humanitarian law and policy

2 June 2008
Following extended research on distance learning among humanitarian agencies, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University announces today the launch of its online course and discussion forum on humanitarian law and policy.
These online sessions combine video/audio lectures, selected readings, a discussion forum, a calendar of IHL training events, and other related resources. These materials have been developed as part of a multi-year research study being conducted by the Program at Harvard, in cooperation with HPCR International, on the use of distance learning tools in humanitarian affairs. These electronic resources are made available to humanitarian professionals at no cost.
Featured modules during summer 2008 include:

Introduction to IHL
Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Humanitarian Protection
Interplay between IHL and Human Rights
To learn more about the online course or to get started viewing lectures, please visit the Humanitarian Law and Policy Forum at http://ihlforum.ning.com to complete the free registration process.
We hope that these new tools will offer useful resources to humanitarian professionals and look forward to your comments in the discussion forums. We also invite you to share this announcement with any colleagues interested in humanitarian law.

HPCR International
Source: HPCR International

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