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Israel-Palestine: training and events

IHL Training Series for the Diplomatic Community

18 July 2022

The Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre Jerusalem organizes a training series for the diplomatic community on international humanitarian law (IHL). 

The aim of the training series is to equip participants with a foundational understanding of the international legal framework applicable in armed conflicts, and especially in situations of occupation, with a strong focus on IHL. This series is specifically tailored to the needs of members of the diplomatic community working in the context of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). It addresses select humanitarian issues of particular relevance in the context and discusses how international law applies to these issues. This includes an assessment of various legal positions relating to the scope, content and interpretation of international law applicable in the context. 

This in-depth training on key thematic topics will familiarize participants with the protections guaranteed in the law that have direct consequences for the issues they work on and equip them with legal literacy sufficient to inform their engagement with various partners and stakeholders in the context at capital level, and at the international and regional levels. 

The Fall 2022 edition of the diplomatic training series comprises two half-day sessions, which will take place in-person on Wednesday 19 October and Wednesday 26 October

The exact time and location of the training will be confirmed closer to the date. 

Tentative agenda (subject to revision)

Session 1 – 19 October 2022

Session 2 – 26 October 2022


Information about the registration process will be made available on this page by September 2022. There are no costs for participating in the training series.