This section of the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Virtual Campus helps you to increase your understanding of international humanitarian law (IHL), the body of rules that aims to protect life and human dignity and to limit suffering during armed conflict.
Although you need not be an IHL expert to teach EHL, you may be interested in learning more about it. As you explore the EHL materials yourself, you may find that you have questions about the origins, the content, or the application of IHL. A firmer grasp of IHL might help you feel more assured when you work through the EHL modules in the classroom.
For advice on dealing with difficult questions that your students are likely to raise, see "No easy answers" in the Methodology section.
You can use the self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge of IHL by evaluating 22 statements in "true or false" form. Even if IHL is new to you, you might discover that you know more than you thought you did and you will certainly learn more from the feedback provided.
This section of the website also shows you where to find more information about the substance of IHL. The column on the right offers suggestions for exploring IHL further on your own. You can use the "Related resources" and the "Related web links" to access additional information about IHL.