IHL Case Studies
This is a compilation of public documents relating to past and current conflicts. Each document contains a case study accompanied by a series of thought-provoking questions on the legal issues at stake, thus providing a structure for analysis and discussion.
Teaching IHL to Students Ages 13-18
Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law. It was designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR) in close association with the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). The learning materials, which provide 36 hours of activities, are based on real-life situations and show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war.
Teaching IHL to University Students
This section is specifically designed for use in teaching IHL to university students but can also be adapted for training that targets other audiences. Some students will need IHL in their future professions (as soldiers, diplomats, defence lawyers, journalists, government lawyers, etc.) but all students require a basic knowledge of the subject matter to become responsible citizens. This knowledge will help them to understand how international law works and how law promotes justice in such an extreme situation as an armed conflict.
Intercross is the blog of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Washington D.C.. It is a place for timely news, commentary on armed conflict and violence, humanitarian action, and the rules of war.
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Intercross was started in 2011 as a blog and morphed into a podcast-only site in December 2018.
(We are no longer actively adding blog content to the site, however you can still peruse our archive of rich content from the beginning here.)
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