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Thailand: law of war seminar for the Royal Thai Armed Forces

20-11-1996 News Release 96/46

A four-day seminar to promote awareness of the law of war among senior Thai military officers was held from 12 to 15 November by the ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia together with the Thai Supreme Command.

More than 50 high-ranking officers from the Royal Thai Armed Forces and the Supreme Command took active part in the seminar, which was the first to be organized in almost a decade. The Thai military officers were given class-room war exercises during which they learned, among other things, how to strike a balance between military necessity and humanitarian requirements when making military decisions. Other topics of the seminar included the law of neutrality, operational planning, behaviour in action and war crimes.