The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Office is mainly responsible for the advocacy, promotion and dissemination of the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality), dissemination of the basics of IHL, and the advocacy for the domestic legislation and measures to implement provisions of the Geneva Conventions and other related laws for PRC.
National Moot Court Competition on IHL An annual event held every last quarter of the year, the National Moot Court Competition on IHL is organized jointly by PRC and, ICRC. The IHL Office serves as the overall coordinator and secretariat of the event. The competition aims to provide a venue for law students to become acquainted with and proficient in IHL issues.The competition is based on a hypothetical war problem leading to a charge of war crimes against the military commander. The participants are tasked to write memorials and orally argue both for the prosecution and the defense using the different laws and principles of international humanitarian law.
Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has truly become the premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.