Reference : V-P-CF-E-00151
Date : 14/07/2007
Caption : North West Central African Republic. Dissemination session on international humanitarian law to soldiers from the government's Republican Guard deployed in the region.
Photographer : BJÖRGVINSSON, Jón
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : A fundamental part of the ICRC's work all over the world is to talk to bearers of arms about codes of conduct during times of violence, conflict and war.

The duty to protect civilians from harm, and to treat humanely all those who are wounded, have been captured, or have laid down their arms, are key elements of international humanitarian law, also known as the Law of Armed Conflict. Similar messages are passed to all sides during dissemination sessions, be they with rebels or regular armed forces or elite units, as on this occasion.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3456x2172
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour