Are your company’s operations (including exploration), personnel, supply chains or controlled entities exposed to any of the following conflict zones?
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Central African Republic
Colombia
Cyprus
Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt
Eritrea
Georgia
India
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
Mali
Mexico
Moldova
Myanmar
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
The Philippines
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
Western Sahara
Yemen
Did you know that conducting operations in a conflict zone means your company’s legal, operational and reputational risks increase due to the application of international humanitarian law (also known as the laws of war) in that territory?
Has your company made a public policy commitment to respect international humanitarian law (distinct from a human rights commitment) when operating in a conflict zone?
Did you know that some Australian companies are already starting to incorporate international humanitarian law into their policy development, risk management, awareness and training programs and human rights reporting?
Did you know that Australian Red Cross can assist your company in aligning its internal policies, processes and practices with international humanitarian law, through the provision of training, templates and other tools?

Good job! Your company is already taking steps to improve understanding of, and compliance with, international humanitarian law throughout its operations.  Making a public policy commitment to respect international humanitarian law is a great start, but there might be more you can do to reduce your legal, operational and reputational risks, keep your personnel safe and protect the lives and dignity of communities living in conflict-affected areas.

To start a confidential conversation about international humanitarian law best practice, and its relevance to your company, please contact: 

Fauve Kurnadi
International Humanitarian Law Adviser - Private Sector Engagement
Australian Red Cross
fkurnadi@redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross is here to help!  We want to ensure that all companies in Australia who do operate in conflict prone regions, are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to align their internal policies, processes and practices with all relevant laws, including international humanitarian law.

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