Conflict and International Law Short Course, Short Course | University of Essex | Colchester, United Kingdom
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Conflict and International Law Short Course

5 days
760 GBP/full
760 GBP/full
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The Human Rights Conflict and International Law – A Field-Based Training Course will be held in person at our Colchester campus, over five days from 31 July to 4 August 2023.


Taught by leading practitioner in the field, Dr Conor Foley, the programme runs over five days and consists of a mixture of lectures, interactive exercises, skills and scenario-based activities, equipping participants with a realistic introduction to the challenges they are likely to face in the field. The course will be based on a case-study country, Carana, which the UN and World Bank use for their own in-house training. 

Programme Structure

Day 1: Human rights and humanitarianism

  • Introduction to the course and objectives
  • Presentation: UN Peacekeeping and the Protection of Civilians
  • Exercises: Managing a Refugee Crisis, Mapping protection of civilians

Day 2: Protection of Civilians 

  • Presentation Exercises: Conflict and international law         
  • The Protection of Civilians (I,II, & III)

Day 3: Human rights reporting

  • Presentation:  Torture and international law
  • Exercises: Planning a prison visit, Writing a human rights report, Conducting interviews

Day 4: International law mechanisms

  • Presentation: Simulation of case before the International Criminal Court
  • Exercise: International Humanitarian Law

Day 5: Diplomacy and international law

  • Presentation: Negotiating an international treaty
  • Exercise: Humanitarian interventions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The content of the course is specifically tailored for those who intend working in the field, as a humanitarian aid worker, the UN or as a diplomat.

The course is also suitable for post-graduate students or professionals who may be interested in a career secondment to the field.

The course is delivered entirely in English. Thus, you are required to be highly competent in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    760 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    760 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.

Non Essex Student:

Early Bird Reg (until 24/04/23) - £760

Standard Reg (25/04/23 - 17/07/23) - £880

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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