Together with Australian Red Cross, we’re launching an academic study to determine how International Humanitarian Law (IHL) knowledge can be better leveraged by Australian humanitarians and humanitarian organisations.
IHL is a set of universally accepted rules that seek to limit, for humanitarian reasons, the effects of war. IHL is particularly relevant to humanitarians working in conflict settings, as well as Australian based humanitarians helping respond to the needs of people impacted by conflicts globally.
Since 2019, the Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Program has been progressing research to learn more about the value and impact of IHL knowledge and training within the Australian humanitarian sector.
Reports and other outputs from this research project include:
- Gaining Traction: Measuring the Impact of IHL Training (2019)
- IHL Knowledge Framework tool (2022)
- Australian Humanitarian Sector Baseline Survey Results (2023)
Longitudinal study relating to the value and impact of IHL knowledge and training
To progress this research further, Australian Red Cross is now collaborating with the Centre to launch an academic study to determine how IHL knowledge can be better leveraged by Australian humanitarians and humanitarian organisations.
In 2024, we will commence a three-year study which will explore the value of IHL training for people in different roles in the humanitarian sector, and seek to map the knowledge and use of IHL. In exchange, study participants will gain access to a range of tailored IHL training opportunities to ensure they meet the minimum recommended IHL knowledge level for their job profile.
Australian Red Cross will also continue to conduct IHL knowledge baseline surveys annually.
If you work in the Australian humanitarian sector (in any role) and want to learn more about IHL and how it is relevant to you, complete this form or email Claire Cayzer, IHL Legal Advisor, at email@example.com