After completing this activity, the student will be familiar with the responsibility/liability of individuals and collective actors in case of international humanitarian law breach. Student will understand matter-of-fact differences between particular types of breach of international humanitarian law.
Read the short ICRC article, "Civilians protected under international humanitarian law", the fictional case study below, assess whether it meets all the conditions to be considered a breach of international humanitarian law and answer the related questions.
There are different types of breaches of international humanitarian law; all of them are connected with violations of human rights of the individuals in times of armed conflict. Read about the definition of crimes against humanity, war crimes, collateral damage, crimes against peace and genocide.Take quiz