International Humanitarian Law (Discussion) Class

Intro to International Humanitarian Law
Saturday, October 24, 9:30am-2:30pm at the Library Center in Springfield Missouri (Meeting Room A).

Learn about the Geneva Conventions and the role of the International Red Cross during this (FREE) discussion class led by a nationally certified Red Cross instructor.

Some materials may be controversial and are not suitable for small children.

Brown bag it or order from Mudhouse Café (located in the Library – order forms provided during class).

Although governments are responsible for enforcing the law, the Red Cross is the only organization recognized in the Conventions to carry out relief activities for victims of armed conflicts. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is often referred to as the guardian of the Geneva Conventions.

As part of its mandate to protect and assist victims, the ICRC disseminates the rules and principles of international humanitarian law to all sides involved in hostilities, while national societies, including the American Red Cross, help the Red Cross fulfill its responsibilities under the conventions…

All Red Cross Volunteers are encouraged to complete this introductory training in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at their earliest opportunity. While this class is open to the general public and follows a discussion format, we will cover all of the material needed to meet volunteer training requirements.
Register by calling the Library at (417) 882-0714
…or by emailing your name & contact information to:
perry@redcross-ozarks.org
(If you are a Red Cross Volunteer, please include your LMS number if known, or your address, phone number, and email address so that we may prepare your Class Certificate Card.)

Resources about IHL may be found at: www.icrc.org

You may wish to begin with the small but powerful book that started it all: http://bit.ly/Solferino (free to download).


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