Split – International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


Are you tired of cold winters in your city? Or you were dreaming about spending a few days in a lovely sunbathed Mediterranean town in the middle of December? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place. ELSA Split is coming back with the third edition of Winter ELSA Law School!

This is a lifetime opportunity to visit the amazing city of Split especially during the Christmas fair, set in the real ancient spirit. The city is blessed with a pleasant climate during winter, the richness of local cuisine and domestic wines makes this city a unique one. You will also have a chance to explore our lovely city with the help of professional tour guides after productive lectures held by the best professors, lawyers, and experts in that area of expertise. 

Not so long ago, perhaps, we were witnesses of the armed conflicts all around the globe or we at least have heard about them. Armed conflict can be described as an extreme situation from the perspectives of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. During armed conflicts, human rights are being violated, arms treaties not respected and humanitarian crises may occur.

If you want to get to know the topics of basic human rights, and how to protect them, ways to limit the effects of armed conflict, the legal ways of protection for those who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities, and the means and methods of warfare will be covered during the academic programme with the help of our lecturers, with many years of experience working on subjects, cases or handling certain crisis related to this topic.

If all of this sounds awesome to you, then you're more than welcome to apply!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
Alumni of ELSA – 400€
Members of a partner organisation – 450€
Non-member - 450€
Maximum extra fees
Gala-Ball - 45€
Two-way airport transfer - 25€
Extra night - 40€
WELS T-shirt - 17€
WELS Hoodie - 30€
Split, Croatia
Design Hostel 101 Dalmatinac, Split
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Academic Partner
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Post-Faculty of Law, University of Split
Academic Programme

Academic Programme includes topics of the main aspects of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Our lecturers have extensive practical experiences, and including but not limited to the former president and ministers of Croatia, lawyers with ICTY experience, members of the European Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNHCR and great professors.

The main focus will be on the following subjects:

  • Legislative framework on humanitarian law;
  • Institutions and their contribution to protecting fundamental human rights;
  • National and international criminal courts and tribunals;
  • Status of individuals in armed conflict;
  • Assessing the legacy of the ICTY;
  •  Asylum and migrations;
  •  Direct participation in hostilities;
  •  Peaceful reintegration;
  •  Arms control treaties and agreements;
  •  Applicability of IHL in Peace Support Operations;
  •  Private military companies and IHL;
  •  Permissibility of humanitarian intervention.

The academic programme might be subject to changes.

Apply here