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Fighting by the rules

31-12-1999 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-00463

This informative film examines the development of the law of armed conflict and considers its relationship with the whole history of war in the 20th Century. Drawing on a wealth of historical facts for illustration, it demonstrates how humanitarian law is wholly compatible with the principles of military necessity. Aimed primarily at military audiences, Fighting by the rules emphasizes how essential it is for officers to incorporate the fundamental principles of the law of armed conflict into procedures and training programmes in armed forces throughout the world.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1999
  • Running time: 28 min
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish
  • Type of product: DVD
  • Price: CHf 10.-
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-00463

Warning: This video is mainly intended for military officers attending an ICRC training course on the law of armed conflict. It contains explicit material not suitable for viewing by minors or persons of a sensitive disposition