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IHL Trainings

The American Red Cross offers a variety of IHL webinars for free. Please see the information below on what is offered and information on to get in contact.

Even War has Rules

In this one-hour introductory overview of the basics of IHL, participants will learn the four fundamental principles of IHL—Military Necessity, Proportionality, Distinction, and Limiting Unnecessary Suffering. At the conclusion of the class, they will be able to apply these principles to understand the rules governing conflicts around the world.

Humanity In War

Humanity in War is the most detailed IHL course offered by the American Red Cross. This daylong course covers the basics of IHL and expands upon themes such as the enforcement of IHL and the interplay of IHL and International Human Rights Law. No prerequisites are required for this course. CLE credit is available for attorneys in New York. 

Born on the Battlefield

IHL and the Red Cross Movement were both born on the battlefield. This three-hour course discusses the beginnings of the of the Red Cross Movement and the birth of modern IHL. At the conclusion, participants will not only be able to analyze the legality of actions in armed conflicts, they will also understand the role the Red Cross Movement has played in the development of IHL


Our IHL team has a diverse set of expertise and a wide array of interests within IHL. If there is an area of IHL that you would like to know more about please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We are happy to assist in finding the right people to organize a training. 

If you are interested in one of these trainings, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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