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International Humanitarian Law training and events

Red Cross offers training and education about the laws of war to organisations and individuals.

International humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the laws of war, is the set of rules that apply in wartime that protect those not or no longer participating in hostilities, and that seek to limit the means and methods of warfare.

The IHL Program at Australian Red Cross provides training and education on the laws of war to a variety of audiences, including the Australian Defence Force, civil servants, humanitarian workers, lawyers, journalists, medical professionals and universities.

The IHL Program also has IHL Advisory Committees around the country that provide advice and guidance and disseminate IHL to the general public, as well as a Community Speakers Network that delivers IHL presentations to community groups and the general public.  Please subscribe to our fortnightly update (below) or follow our Twitter or Facebook page for upcoming events, or request a presentation from our Community Speakers Network.

To find out more or to discuss your training needs, please contact our IHL Training Coordinator.


Hiroshima Day

Webinar series commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Memory and War

Australian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross present the Memory and War edition of the International Review of the Red Cross.

Children and War

Australian Red Cross, ICRC and Save the Children present the Children and War.

The laws of war for community groups

Learn from our Community Speakers Network about the laws of war and why they are so important.

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