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“Introduction to Humanitarian Law” class explains humanitarian treaties that reduce human suffering

International Services
Learn how the Geneva Conventions protect wounded, prisoners of war, civilians.

The Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a free class, “Introduction to International Humanitarian Law,” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th. The class is open to all; pre-registration is required. The class will be taught by Barbara Caldwell, Ed.D. at the Red Cross, 406 11th Street, Eureka.

International Humanitarian Law includes humanitarian principals and international treaties focused on saving lives and reducing human suffering during armed conflicts. The principal legal documents are the Geneva Conventions of 1949, treaties signed by every nation in the world.

In this class you will learn about your rights and the rights of others during armed conflict and how the Geneva Conventions protect wounded, sick or captured members of the armed forces, prisoners of war, medical workers, and other civilians. You will also learn about the role of the Red Cross in implementing the Geneva Conventions.

To register for the class, please call 443-4521 and leave your name and phone number. Space is limited.