Australian Red Cross Pacific Handbooks on IHL

The Australian Red Cross has designed a series of country-specific IHL handbooks for parliamentarians, designed to increase understanding of IHL, and encourage government officials to promote respect for IHL.

“Pacific Islanders are no longer just Islanders in and of the Pacific Ocean, but Pacific Islanders in the Global Ocean […] There is no doubt there is a need for the application of IHL in the Pacific.”

Dr Langi Kavaliku, founding member of the University of the South Pacific and former Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga.

There are currently handbooks for Samoa, Tonga, PNG, the Cook Islands, Micronesia, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. Full details are available here.