Summer School on Humanitarian Law

May 26, 2019 – May 31, 2019 all-day

The University of Ottawa, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and the Canadian Red Cross are pleased to invite you to the 13th edition of the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) that will be held from May 26th to 31st, 2019.

The goal of this course is to offer students and professionals the fundamentals of IHL and the opportunity to apply this knowledge through realistic case studies and a full simulation day.

Applications from students, academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, journalists and those with an interest in learning about IHL are welcome. Preference will be given to participants with exposure to the application or the theory of international humanitarian law, international human rights law or humanitarian work.

The course is offered in both French and English. Applicants must choose the language in which they would like to follow the course and indicate it on their application form. Once an applicant is enrolled in a section, he/she will not be permitted to switch groups. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants by language group. Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of recognition from the Canadian Red Cross and the University of Ottawa.

The Course features leading Canadian and international scholars and experts from the Department of National Defense and Justice Canada.

This program contains 2 Professionalism Hours and is also eligible for up to 28 hours and 45 minutes of Substantive Content with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Barreau du Québec.

If you have questions about the summer school, do not hesitate to contact us at

Deadline to apply is April 15th, 2019