By Azhari Setiawan and Dhani Akbar
International humanitarian law (IHL) as “Law of War” or “Law of Armed Conflict” is regulated by the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, which regulate how war is carried out, and the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the 1977 Additional Protocols regulating the protection of victims and prisoners of war. IHL also includes conventions and agreements on the protection of cultural and environmental property during armed conflict, as well as the protection of victims of armed conflict. IHL is designed to protect people who do not or no longer participate in hostilities; and it maintains the basic rights of civilians, victims, and non-combatants in armed conflict. This paper reports a IHL course and meeting held by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with Department of International Relations, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang Indonesia. Held in Batu, Malang, Indonesia from 18 to 23 August 2019, the ICRC-UMM International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Course 2019 was intended to provide lecturers and practitioners in the field of international law and international relations an understanding of IHL, and to bridge diverse research findings on these subjects by participants’ papers which were presented in the course. The course also included a joint symposium for lecturers, practitioners, journalists and researchers from universities and civil society organizations in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. This report highlights the main ideas, topics and discussions related to IHL covered in each course and meeting session.
Keywords: Course Report; International Humanitarian Law Course; ICRC