A four-day regional training course on “Islam and International Humanitarian Law” organised by Shariah Academy of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in collaboration with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) commenced on Tuesday in Islamabad. Participants of the workshop discussed implementation of International Human Law (IHL), the impact of war crimes, improvised explosive device awareness, protection of cultural heritage and other relevant topics through relevant government officials and experts of both institutions. “This course is a continuity of the interaction of the ICRC with the higher educational and religious institutions for over a decade now to promote the understanding of Islamic law related to the conduct of hostilities and IHL” said ICRC Head Reto Stocker. “Tying bond between us is the common cause of promoting humanitarian law and principles to alleviate the sufferings faced by humanity during wars and situations of violence.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2018.