The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley and the Human Rights Advocacy Program at Utica College are pleased to announce a free public seminar, Humanity in the Midst of War: An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, at Utica College on Saturday March 28 from 1:00pm-4:30pm.
In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) provides a framework for protection for civilians and combatants alike. The conduct for warfare as embodied by IHL is laid out in the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The American Red Cross has a unique mandate to educate the American public about the guiding principles and framework of IHL as they apply to the protection of members of the armed forces, including prisoners of war and civilians. This half day introductory course is intended to raise awareness about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of IHL and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict to implement IHL.
To reserve your place please contact Jay Starr at 315-733-4668 x 219 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that space is limited; interested participants are encouraged to register early.