The curriculum was designed and developed in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the U.S. Defense Institute of International Legal Studies. The course familiarizes students with types of law applicable to peace support operations and explains why understanding and acting in accordance with the law is vital to mission success. It also provides students with understanding of the role and importance of the ICRC and NGOs.

The goal is to increase knowledge and experience in International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, International Internally Displaced Person & Refugee Law, International Criminal Law, as well as National Law applicable to peace support operations.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • identify key provisions of major documents used in a peace support operation;
  • identify and analyze key legal issues in hypothetical peacekeeping operation scenarios;
  • recite the rights and responsibilities of the key components of a peace support operation;
  • identify potential challenges and possible unintended consequences of military component actions in peace support operations;
  • understand various applicable areas of law that pertain to PSO such that he/she can act in accordance with the law;
  • gain a foundation of knowledge inan International Law that will allow them to continue developing their knowledge;
  • understand their own pivotal role and contribution to the PSO.

Course language

English; Russian

Delivery method

Blended delivery: residential (instructor-led) & distributed (mobile training teams)

Course active from

12 October 2015

Course duration

5 session days

Upcoming course iterations

4-8 June 2019 (English language iteration)

Training audience

Employees of Kazakh and regionalgovernmentalagencies. The course is open to NATO, PfP, MD, ICI and other nations as approved.

Maximum number of students per iteration

Residential iterations: 25

Mobile training teams: varies

Tuition fee per student

€ 0.00

Security clearance


Course contact information

Mr. Radik M.Zakirov, LTC (OF-4), KAZ-A

Course director