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Aug. 20, 19 | 11:39 am

The Philippine Embassy in Bahrain has commemorated the recently concluded International Humanitarian Law day through a video about the importance of civilians’ lives.

The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Day is commemorated in the country every August 12, pursuant to the Philippine Executive Order No. 134 of 1999. In this order, the government agencies must reaffirm its adherence to the principles of human rights and the international humanitarian law, and raise awareness among Filipinos worldwide about its principles.

This year’s theme for IHL Day is “IHL: Protecting the Defenseless in Times of Armed Conflict.”

As part of the Executive Order, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) are mandated to act as co-chair of an ad hoc committee in the formulation and implementation of yearly activities to celebrate IHL Day.

For its part, the embassy has shared a video released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)—which gave emphasis on the lives of civilians being affected during time of conflict and war as well as the rules of war and the history of the IHL.

The video showed how IHL requires that civilians must never be attacked during the war, and that they are entitled to help in terms of medicine and goods. To deny them of such is considered a war crime.

You can watch the video here:

Photo and Video credit: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Youtube Channel

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