International Committee of the Red Cross



The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. States parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005, have given the ICRC a mandate to protect the victims of international and internal armed conflicts.

December 2002 - present

Founded in 2002, the International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative sponsors original policy papers and networking tools with the goal of promoting new strategies for the protection of civilians. The IHL portal, in parallel with a series of high-level expert meetings, facilitates information sharing and research on key legal and policy challenges.

Past event partnerships

Mar 13 2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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Over recent years, the rapidly evolving nature of conflicts and complex humanitarian crises has not only deeply challenged, but also...

Jun 22 2009 - 8:00am - Jun 24 2009 - 6:00pm

HPCR International announces the 8th Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red...

Jun 30 2008 - 8:00pm - Jul 10 2008 - 6:00pm

Annual IHL course open to students and lecturers trained in public international law and to professionals dealing with IHL-related situations. Includes lectures on the 1949 Geneva Conventions and...

Sep 10 2007 - 9:00am - Sep 14 2007 - 1:00pm

International Humanitarian Law and Current Conflicts: New Challenges and Dilemmas was designed to provide an opportunity for mid-career professionals to acquire and refine the necessary skills to...

Jul 16 2007 - 9:00am - Jul 20 2007 - 1:00pm

The goal of this advanced training course was to provide participants with training opportunities tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and policymakers. UN, diplomatic staff, government and...