Kyiv & Kharkiv – Humanitarian Law


ELSA Kyiv and ELSA Kharkiv invite you to visit these oldest and biggest cities in Ukraine to attend our first edition of Summer ELSA Law School on International Humanitarian Law.

We aim to familiarise you with the topic of the Summer ELSA Law School during lectures and workshops, which are going to be held by representatives of international organisations and specialists who work in conditions of armed conflict in the East of our country. Also, you have an opportunity to get acquainted with professionals who are the creators of laws related to armed conflict.

The participants become more knew about Kyiv World's historical and cultural heritage, protected by UNESCO. As well Kharkiv has many awards from the Council of Europe and a lot of historical places. We would love to welcome you to our beautiful cities where you can find new friends.

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 300€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 320€
Alumni of ELSA – 370€
Members of a partner organisation – 370€
Non-member -390€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 20€
Extra night - 20€
Kyiv & Kharkiv, Ukraine
Central Hostel, Kharkiv / Dream House Hostel, Kyiv
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Academic Partner
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
Academic Programme

International humanitarian law is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict.

We will focus on the most remarkable questions:

  • Introduction to international humanitarian law
  • Classification of armed conflicts
  • Principles of warfare: differentiation principle, proportionality principle, precautionary measures
  • Emblems of the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal
  • Classification of Armed Conflict
  • Balance between military necessity and humanity, etc.


Apply here