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Judge Greenwood (ICJ) - Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
25 Sep 2013 -  Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood, International Court of Justice

"Introduction to International Humanitarian Law"
Is it possible to preserve humanity in warfare? For centuries international law has attempted to do so. International humanitarian law (or the law of war as it is sometimes known) addresses such issues as the protection of the wounded, medical personnel, civilians and prisoners of war, as well as the prohibition of unnecessarily cruel or indiscriminate weaponry. In this lecture, Judge Christopher Greenwood, offers a brief introduction to humanitarian law and its place in the international legal system.