Laws of War
About This Show
Why do wars have laws? Where did they come from and what do they mean for today’s armed conflicts? How do these laws affect humanitarian agencies, armed forces, prisoners and non-combatants? In this podcast, eminent academics and lawyers unpack the laws of war, drawing on examples from Syria to South Sudan, Ukraine to the United States.
Most Recent Episode
The war on words: Is journalism disappearing from conflict zones?
Journalists are instrumental in raising awareness of conflicts and influencing the international community’s humanitarian response to populations affected by crisis. ICRC director-general Yves Daccord joined two of Australia's most recognised journalists, Helen Vatsikopoulos and Peter Cave, and Dr Caroline Fisher, Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra, to discuss the potential impact on the news we receive about war.