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Humanitarian values - back to school in South Ossetia

08-12-2004 News Release

In November 2004 four seminars for a total of 96 teachers were held in South Ossetia within the framework of the ICRC's educational programme for international humanitarian law.

The programme offers the basics of IHL including the rights of victims of war and the obligations of the parties to conflict.

The first seminar was held on 12 November 2004 for 25 teachers of Russian language and literature in Tskhinvali. The primary aim of the seminar was to familiarize the teachers with the manual " World Around You " . 746 pupils'books and 34 teachers'manuals were distributed in 10 schools in Tskhinvali.

The three other seminars were conducted on November 24-26 for more than seventy teachers in the villages of Eredvi, Tigvi and Kurta, Georgian communities in South Ossetia. The manuals " Know Yourself " and " What Enmity Has Destroyed " were distributed to cover 19 schools in and around these villages.

 For additional information, please, contact  

 Nino Gvaramadze or Maia Kardava, ICRC Tbilisi, 995 32 35 55 10  

 www.icrc.org