South-East and East Asia: Academics promote humanitarian law
20-12-2004 News Release 04/147
At a three-day symposium organized recently by the ICRC’s regional delegation in Kuala Lumpur, 30 leading academics from the law, political science, journalism, human rights and defence studies faculties of various universities in South-East and East Asia pledged to promote the integration of international humanitarian law into curricula, and to work closely with the ICRC to spread knowledge of the law among university students.
They also shared their experiences of teaching the subject in their respective universities. They agreed that the inclusion of international humanitarian law in many different courses of studies was essential to raising awareness of it a mong tomorrow’s leaders and opinion-makers.
For further information, please contact:
Azrul Khalib, ICRC Kuala Lumpur, tel. ++603 209 39 962