International Committee of the Red Cross

IHL resources for media professionals

Article 02 November 2017

By knowing and referencing IHL, journalists not only enhance their reporting and foster better safety for themselves on the ground, but they also promote a better understanding of armed conflict situations, humanitarian crises, and the work done by the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations.

Handouts

  • Main branches of law relevant for situations of violence
  • The main sources of international humanitarian law (treaty and customary law)
  • Characteristics of armed conflicts and other situations of violence
  • Reporting on armed conflicts and other situations of violence
  • Reporting on armed conflicts. Who is protected by IHL?
  • Reporting on armed conflicts: IHL rules on the conduct of hostilities
  • How does IHL protect journalists?
  • How does IHL protect detained journalists
  • In harm's way – Hotline for journalists in danger
  • Key elements of international crimes
  • Who may be found responsible for international crimes?
  • International crimes: Judicial and non-judicial methods
  • IHL Glossary

    • IHL glossary: lists all of the key terms used when discussing international humanitarian law and how it impacts media professionals.