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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01930
Date : 03/2016
Country/Region : UNITED STATES
Title : The commentaries of the Geneva Conventions explained by ICRC legal advisor Chris Harland
Duration : 00:05:17
Cameraman : BADALOTTI, Leandro
Editor : NELSON, Anna; OWENS, Sara
Person appearing :
HARLAND, Christopher B. (legal advisor, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : Since their adoption in 1949, the Geneva Conventions have been put to the test and there have been significant developments in how they are applied and interpreted in practice. In order to expose these developments and provide up-to-date interpretations, the ICRC and a team of experts embarked on a major project to update the Commentaries on the Conventions.
The first installment of this ambitious project is now available: the updated Commentary on the First Convention. This publication addresses a range of important issues such as the scope of the obligation to respect and ensure respect for humanitarian law, the beginning and end of armed conflict and the protection of the wounded and sick, medical facilities and personnel.
In this video below, Chris Harland, legal advisor for the ICRC regional delegation for the U.S. and Canada, has provided insight to some of the questions surrounding the release of the updated commentaries and how they can generate a greater respect for IHL.
Original language : English
English title : The commentaries of the Geneva Conventions explained by ICRC legal advisor Chris Harland
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422