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International humanitarian law: a universal code

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Summary

Is international humanitarian law up to the job of protecting the people affected by modern-day armed conflicts? This film looks at the poor security conditions frequently confronting the civilian population, the fact that people often have to flee their homes, hostage-taking, the dangers posed by cluster munitions, and the work of preventing and punishing war crimes. It tells us the basic rules of the law and reminds us that respecting them is everyone's responsibility.

Details

Running time:
13'
Release year:
2009
Original version:
ENG
Reference:
V-F-CR-F-00981
Copyright:
ICRC