Empowering the Next Generation of IHL Practitioners


Gain valuable insights and hands-on experience in International Humanitarian Law through our unique education and research program.

All activities of the IHL RED project are aimed at establishing the didactic methods of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Clinics in the European area. The concept of clinical didactics in law has its origins in the education of lawyers in the Anglo-American world. Students in the field of law offer clients pro bono legal advice under the supervision and with the assistance of professors and practitioners. IHL Clinics focus on working with governmental and international organizations and NGOs in the areas of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and human rights (in conflict areas).

Our key offerings

Research, Education and Dissemination

We develop, refine, and eventually disseminate (digital) materials for the didactics, set-up and successful operation of an IHL Clinic, including a pilot phase with external partners and in close exchange among the project partners.

IHL Clinic Network

We aim to establish an IHL Clinic network consisting of universities, humanitarian organizations and other NGOs, which is to consolidate and stabilize beyond the project period.

Targeted Partnerships

With the support of partners such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, the national Red Cross societies and the German Foreign Office, the targeted approach of members on the university and "client" side, in which the mutual added value can be shown and direct offers of cooperation, training and support are made.

For Students

Participating students of the individual clinics get an insight into the practical activities in the field of humanitarian aid. activities in the field of (humanitarian) international law, improve their chances of starting their careers and come into direct contact with potential employers.

For Organisations

Humanitarian organizations and NGOs as partners of the clinics benefit from first-class training provided by and guided by experts (professors), which they would otherwise have to pay dearly for. Furthermore, the project disseminates the values and contents of international humanitarian law throughout Europe.