Within the frameworks of cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine, an open lecture on "Introduction to the International Humanitarian Law. ICRC activities in Ukraine" was held at the Faculty of Law and Economics of Mariupol State University.
Daniel Hannon-Burt, Head of the Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Mariupol, Legal Adviser of the delegation of the ICRC in Ukraine and other representatives of the organization met with students and lecturers of Law and Public Administration Department of Mariupol State University.
During the lecture, they told about the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), its history and sources, the types of armed conflicts, the rules for conducting hostilities, and etc. Also, they focused on the activities of the ICRC in Ukraine and the humanitarian mandate of the ICRC in Ukraine and in the world.
Representatives of the ICRC noted that the International Committee of the Red Cross is an independent humanitarian organization operates in more than 80 countries. More than 500 employees of ICRC work in Ukraine - in offices located in Kyiv, Slavyansk, Severodonetsk, Mariupol, Donetsk, Lugansk and Odesa. Students also heard about the symbolism and principles of the ICRC, including humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntariness, unity and universality.
The meeting was held by means of dialogue, during which future lawyers were able to ask the guests questions and learn about the practical aspects of the application of international humanitarian law.