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Israel-Palestine: training and events

IHL Training for the Diplomatic Community

29 August 2023

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

The aim of the training 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 training 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 2023 edition of the IHL training for the diplomatic community comprises two half-day sessions, which will take place in-person on Wednesday 4 October (in Tel Aviv) and Wednesday 11 October (in Jerusalem), from 9 am to 1 pm.

The topics that will be covered during the training include:

  • Introduction to international law and the law of occupation in the oPt
  • Fragmentation, dispossession, displacement
  • Use of force: law enforcement and conduct of hostilities
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Implementation and measures for enforcement and accountability

    Please note that this training is specifically for members of the diplomatic community in Israel and the oPt. Information about the Jerusalem Desk’s general IHL training is available here.


    Registration for the Fall 2023 edition of the IHL training for the diplomatic community is now closed. The next training is scheduled to take place in Fall 2024. Information about the next edition will be made available on this webpage in due course. For further information, please contact us at jerusalem-ihl@diakonia.se.