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Weapons Law and the Conduct of the Legal Review of Weapons Course

Providing participants with the knowledge and skills required to conduct legal reviews of weapons

States have a legal obligation to ensure that the weapons that are newly developed, manufactured or produced for their own armed forces are compliant with international law. Therefore, all States should conduct legal reviews of weapons at various stages in their manufacture or procurement. These reviews should be carried out by experts with a good understanding of the relevant legal provisions. This course will provide lawyers, diplomats and other officials with the knowledge and skills required for that purpose.

Key benefits for you

The course will enable you to:

  • Acquire new knowledge, tools and skills required to ensure your State’s compliance with international weapons law;
  • Exchange views among peers and experienced experts and practitioners in a neutral and open environment;
  • Conceptualise and/or conduct a legal review of any category of new weapon;
  • Develop your judgment and decision making through practical case studies;
  • Access an extensive network of experts in international affairs, law and security as a GCSP alumnus.

Why you should attend

The course is designed to provide lawyers, diplomats and other officials, either currently involved or likely to be involved in legal weapons reviews and / or other weapons related issues, with the necessary understanding to ensure their State’s compliance with the law. The course does not assume any particular level of knowledge of, or previous experience in international law or the law of armed conflict.

Learning to conduct legal reviews of weapons


Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 750 .- GCSP Alumni are eligible to a 20% discount.

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Weapons Law and the Conduct of the Legal Review of Weapons Course

Date 5 - 9 Dec 2016

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