Canada and the USA: News and Notes, June 2011

30-06-2011 Field Newsletter

This edition of the newsletter, distributed in honour of the "International Day in Support of Victims of Torture" (June 26), focuses on international humanitarian law. ICRC specialists share their experiences of promoting IHL in the US and we highlight the ICRC's study on strengthening legal protection for victims of armed conflict. We also bring you a summary of the ICRC's recently released Policy on Torture. Finally we have a photo gallery from a recent humanitarian law moot court competition held in China, highlighting the global nature of the ICRC's work on promoting IHL.

In this issue:

  • Interviews: ICRC Washington and the promotion of international humanitarian law
  • Strengthening legal protection for victims of armed conflict
  • ICRC policy on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment inflicted on persons deprived of their liberty
  • Photo gallery: 2011 humanitarian law moot court competition in China

... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, June 2011