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Introduction to International Humanitarian Law Course Offered

The Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a free course, Introduction to International Humanitarian Law: Humanity Amidst War (IHL). The class will be offered on Saturday, January 12, 2012, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Mid-Michigan Chapter at 1800 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing MI 48912.

Lunch is provided, please register by calling Catherine Reed, 517-702-3333 or emailing her at The instructors for the course are John Sanford and Catherine Reed.

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is intended to raise awareness among Red Cross representatives and general audiences about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law, and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict to implement IHL. Through a hands-on approach utilizing group activities, class discussion and multiple audiovisual aids, this newly-updated course invites participants to reflect on their images and perceptions of armed conflict and explore the powerful and fundamental concept of human dignity even in the midst of the excesses of war.

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