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Throughout history, humans have resorted to violence as a way to settle disagreements. Still today, armed conflicts affect millions of people around the globe. International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict. IHL applies regardless of the legality of the conflict and all parties to the conflict are equally bound.

In this 70th anniversary year of the Geneva Conventions—the body of law encompassing most IHL rules—you can learn:

  • When and how IHL applies
  • The legal distinctions between international and non-international armed conflicts
  • The principles governing the means and methods of warfare
  • The protection of the civilian population
  • How IHL is implemented
  • and more

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This course was generously provided by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).



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