The seventh “Law of Armed Conflict – Training for Trainers” Course

October 15 – October 25 2012, Belgrade
The course on “Law of Armed Conflict”, organized by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, funded by the Governments of The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and supported by Canada and Norway, with the technical support from the ISAC fond, will be, for the eight time, held in Belgrade. The course is organized based on the program of International Institute of Humanitarian Law, from San Remo.

The LOAC Course be held in the period from October 15 – October 25, and the lectures will be held in the Centre for Peacekeeping operations.

This course is primarily intended for personnel who work in the armed forces or in the related fields and have direct professional duties related to the application of the law of armed conflict.

The objective of the Course is to help professionals expand their knowledge of the principles and the rules of the LOAC as well as their capability to reach practical military solutions in accordance with the general rules of the LOAC. After seven LOAC courses, the need to increase the level of training and education on LOAC in the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) is still quite clear. That is why this year’s course is focusing on Training of Trainers and is the first out of three steps that will lead to the inclusion of LOAC training in the education and training system of SAF.

The Course mainly covers the general topics from the field of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the general workings of the International Committee of the Red Cross, specific material from IHL, which are based around the following themes: Applicability of LOAC, Non International Armed Conflict, Rules of Engagement, Belligerent Occupation, Peace Support Operations, International Criminal Court, etc.