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International Intensive Course

Judicial and social aspects of violence against children, particularly girls, in armed conflict

Organized by the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict (UNETCHAC) and the Institute of Political Studies “S. Pio V”


A project supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

16 October – 3 November 2023

The course is free of charge

The Autumn School is an international intensive course held online that offers the possibility of an academic and professional training on the subject of International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Criminal Law (ICL) with regard to the Protection of Children in Armed Conflict and with a specific focus on gender issues.
This intensive course is open to all those interested in learning more about the protection of children affected by armed conflict and in analyzing the judicial and social aspects of violence against them. 
The course will cover key issues related to the protection of these children, in particular girls, offering the participants a comprehensive knowledge of the topic with a particular focus on not only a theoretical perspective but also a practical one. 
The classes will involve the participation of attendees from different fields of study and training.
The course also aims to ensure a space for networking among the trainees in order to further explore aspects covered during the lessons and to create like-minded Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) and United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 “champions groups” coordinated by the professors of the course.

Participants: It is required that the participants have a background in Law, Political Science, International Relations or Sociology. It is preferable that participants hold a University degree (at least a BA or equivalent with 3 years of studies in these disciplines) or have an equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.

Having already completed a three-year course is a non-mandatory requirement.
Students or graduates of other disciplines will be considered depending upon the courses they have followed.
We particularly encourage the participation of those from the universities and research centers collaborating with the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict as well as organizations working in the sector.

Schedule: The Autumn School will be held online from 16th October 2023 to 3rd November 2023 (for the schedule refer to the programme).

The attendance of participants from different countries is foreseen. For this reason the difference in time zones will be considered and the course will be held from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm CET (Central European Time) so to allow every participant from different geographical areas to attend it.
The online course will be recorded and made available to enrolled people for consultation in the days following the school.
The course will be held in English.  ​
Deadline for course registration:  9th October 2023
Registration and participation in the course are FREE OF CHARGE.
A maximum of 30 candidates will be admitted to the Course.
Information on the enrollment procedure can be found in the application form
A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.
The certificate will be issued at the end of the course after receiving the final individual essay and with a minimum attendance of 70% of the entire course.
For further information on the organization of the course and the contents, see the programme.
>    PROGRAMME     (updated 14 Oct 2023)
Information and registration:
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