The online course, originally developed by the ICRC for its own delegates, seeks to provide users with a basic understanding of what happens when people are deprived of their liberty.
This e-learning module encompasses the various forms of detention under which people may be held, the processes deployed when detention occurs, the ways in which detention affects different individuals, the systems which respond to the variety of needs which arise in detention, and relevant elements of the international regulatory framework.
It is available in English, French and Spanish and can be completed in approximately five hours.
A DVD version of the course will also be available in the ICRC e-shop.
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About the Training Centre
The ICRC Training Centre centralizes on-site training and e-learning modules on international humanitarian law (IHL) and other areas of the ICRC’s work. It reinforces the ICRC’s capacity to reach actors who have an influence on the fate of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, be they arms carriers, civil servants, judges, lawyers, humanitarian practitioners, students, university professors or National Societies.
The online training modules are available to anyone as self-paced courses and are provided free of charge.
The Training Centre offers a modular approach. The foundation course on the basic rules and principles of IHL is complemented by a growing number of thematic modules on specific humanitarian issues.