Seoul: University lecturers attend IHL training at Korea University School of Law
Established in 1863, the ICRC is mandated to promote and disseminate information about IHL and has been hosting training sessions over the past 10 years to spread awareness in the Northeast and Southeast Asia regions. Korea University School of Law hosted a five day workshop together with the ICRC in 2015 for university lecturers, military and police officers, government officials, staff of the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as well as those from civil society organizations within the Northeast and Southeast Asian region.
This year's event enjoyed the participation of around 30 university lecturers from four countries from Northeast Asia (Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea).
The training course consisted of 12 sessions on varied topics, including fundamental concept and principles of IHL, scope of IHL application, interplay between IHL and international human rights law, rules pertaining to the conduct of hostilities in modern warfare, regulations on the use of new technology-based weapons, protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, individual criminal responsibility, activities of the ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, use of educational materials for IHL and teaching methodologies.
Distinguished speakers included professors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Doshisha University of Japan, China University of Political Science and Law, Korea University School of Law, and officials from ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, as well as experts from the ICRC mission to the Republic of Korea and regional delegation for East Asia.