International Humanitarian Law

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War. Prisoners. Enemy Combatants. What does it all mean?

International Humanitarian Law is everyone's concern.
International Humanitarian Law encompasses both humanitarian principles and international treaties that seek to save lives and alleviate suffering of both combatants and non-combatants during armed conflicts. Its principle legal documents are the Geneva Convention of 1949, four treaties signed by every nation in the world. International Humanitarian Law is everyone's concern. In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, International Humanitarian Law provides protection for combatants and civilians alike.

International Humanitarian Law

A free class presented by local American Red Cross CEO Tim Miller and Guest Instructors
Class held at the Red Cross, 5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa

Next class: March 30th, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, view the International Humanitarian Law flier.

    Learn about:

  • Your rights and the rights of others
  • How the Geneva Conventions protect the wounded, sick or captured members of the armed forces, prisoners of war, medical workers and other civilians
  • The role of the Red Cross in implementing the Geneva Conventions
To register or find out upcoming dates, call (707) 577-7600.