SLA & ICRC: For the
promotion of International Humanitarian Law
“Even wars have limits.”
During times of conflict, it is necessary that all local and
global citizens are aware of their rights, duties, and responsibilities outlined
in the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
In its efforts to promote peace within Mindanao, AdZU and the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) officially entered into an agreement,
making both active proponents of IHL through its integration into AdZU’s
academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities last Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at the Carlos Dominguez Conference
Hall, Salvador Campus.
In pursuit of holistic formation through the development of
reflective awareness and respect for human dignity, AdZU – SLA shall continue
its efforts to help promote awareness and understanding of IHL in hopes of a
more peaceful and secure Mindanao.
Thus, more seminars and training sessions for
the promotion and awareness of IHL shall be pursued in future academic years.
In behalf of University President Father Karel
San Juan, present in the signing was Dr Robin Delos Reyes, Dean of AdZU-School
of Liberal Arts (AdZU-SLA). To represent ICRC, Atty Evecar Cruz-Ferrer, IHL
Coordinator & Legal Advisor of ICRC, signed the MOA on their behalf.
To jumpstart this
partnership, the Philosophy Department of AdZU’s School of Liberal Arts and
ICRC conducted a colloquium within the same day, where ICRC representatives
informed AdZU students from the different college units of the School of
Liberal Arts, School of Management and Accountancy, School of Education, and
College of Law on the set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed
conflict for humanitarian reasons, more commonly known as the Law of Armed