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Foley Hoag Associate Ofilio Mayorga to Teach IHL Course at Harvard University

April 11, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP attorney Ofilio Mayorga will teach a course on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Humanitarian Response Intensive Course offered by Harvard University’s Humanitarian Academy (HHA). Mayorga’s lecture will focus on civilian protection in armed conflict, the intersection between IHL and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), and the law of humanitarian assistance.  Participants will include professionals from several agencies and missions of the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), USAID and other International NGOs. The course will be offered April 19-May 1, 2016 at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass.

As a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department, Mayorga’s practice focuses on State-State and investor-State disputes before the world's principal dispute resolution bodies, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ICSID and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Before joining Foley Hoag, Mayorga was a Legal Associate in the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University (HPCR). In this capacity, he conducted research in international humanitarian law and provided legal advice on issues related to the protection of civilians in times of armed conflict.

HHA’s Humanitarian Response Intensive Course is offered each year at Harvard University to professionals from around the world.