29 July 2015

International Humanitarian Law Issues Course

Two Red Cross cars driving through a war-torn country

Expand your understanding on the recent challenges to the Geneva Conventions and how new technologies are changing the face of warfare.

Australian Red Cross is running an International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Issues Course introducing you to some of the major issues currently facing IHL as a result of the ever-changing face of warfare.

Violence against health care workers and patients is a significantly overlooked humanitarian issue. Health Care in Danger is a Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement initiative which aims to improve the security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies. The goal is to engage civilian and military health care organizations to improve the safety and security of health-care personnel and other health assets to ensure the delivery of impartial and efficient health care in any circumstances, be it in peacetime or during violence or conflict.

Participation in the course will have you learn from a number of experts about recent challenges to the Geneva Conventions, including how new technologies are changing the face of warfare, and how the Geneva Conventions remain relevant over 150 years after the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

No prior knowledge of IHL, experience with the Red Cross or legal studies is required to participate.

To register or for more information, go to International Humanitarian Law Issues Course.

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