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American Red Cross at Cal is happy to bring you an International Humanitarian Law Seminar taught by Joan Kelley-Williams, Director of International Services from the Bay Area American Red Cross chapter. Are you interested in humanitarian law or want to know more about?

Attendance for the whole thing is required to become certified.

Dates: Saturday, October 16th, 2010.
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM.
Where: 223 Wheeler.

Space is now filled for the seminar. Email rkatz@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist or notified of future dates.

What is international humanitarian law you ask? International humanitarian law is the laws of wars or laws and customs of war and armed conflict. It is comprised of the Geneva Conventions, Hague Conventions and subsequent treates, case law and customary international law. International humanitarian law defines a code of conduct and responsibilities of nations engaged in warfar in relation to each other and protected persons, usually civilians.

The Red Cross played a critical role in the development of international humanitarian law and continues to play a leading role in educating the general public about its importance. The International Humanitarian Law Seminars are open to the public and provides an overview of the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict.
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