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Descriptor English:   International Humanitarian Law 
Descriptor Spanish:   Derecho Humanitario Internacional 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Direito Humanitário Internacional 
Tree Number:   SP8.946.468.505
SP9.020.060
Definition English:   Humanitarian legislation comprised mainly of the four Geneva Conventions (1949) and the two Additional Protocols (1977), intimately associated with the responsibilities of the International Committee of the Red Cross and of the National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies. Its main purpose is to provide protection and assistance to victims of armed conflict. Also referred to as the Law of War, the Law of Geneva. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990) 
See Related English:   Geneva Convention
Red Cross
 
Record Number:   35058 
Unique Identifier:   DDCS035058 

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