‘The Philippines: How Can States Engage Responsibly in Conflict-Related Support?’

This recent article on the Australian Institute of International Affairs website queries how States can ensure the laws of war are complied with in the 21st century, and focuses particularly on The Philippines as a positive case study. The author notes the historical relationship and shared military experiences between Australia and The Philippines (e.g. the recent confrontations against ISIS in Marawi, in which Australia provided technical assistance), and how the ICRC has been able to leverage off the bilateral relationship and shared commitments of the two countries’ armed forces as part of a broader pattern of ICRC engagement behaviour.