Join the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Team as we host a free webinar to educate and inform the public on IHL.
Date: Wednsday Nov 9, 2022
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Place: Online - register below
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
The principle which justifies those measures not forbidden by international law which are indispensable for securing the complete submission of the enemy as soon as possible.
a.) The parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between civilians and combatants and civilian objects and military objectives. They will direct their operations only against military objectives
b.) Combatants must distinguish themselves from the civilian population while they are engaged in an attack or in a military operation preparatory to an attack.
An attack should not be conducted if it is expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof, which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated.
Limiting Unnecessary Suffering
It is prohibited to employ weapons, projectiles, materials, and methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous or unnecessary suffering.