Nuclear weapons and humanitarianlaw on the agenda for guest speaker

WANT to learn about international humanitarian law and nuclear weapons?

On Tuesday, July 30 the Australian Red Cross in Nowra is hosting special guest speaker Jane Munro.

Ms Munro is the Red Cross international humanitarian law officer and is part of the organisation’s campaign to ban nuclear weapon use in war.

Nowra Red Cross regional manager Judy Harper said international humanitarian law is a core part of what the Red Cross does.

“We do a lot of it in Sydney and I’m really interested in making sure the message about what Red Cross does reaches regional areas,” she said.

“Jane was doing a lecture with Red Cross volunteers and staff in Nowra so I thought we should open it up to the community.

“She was really keen. It will let people know there is a lot more to Red Cross.”

Ms Munro will be speaking as part of the Red Cross awareness campaign to bring attention to the catastrophic effects nuclear weapons cause.

“I will explain what international humanitarian laws are and why they are important,” she said. 

“I think that a lot of people see war as being a state of anarchy but it’s so important to teach people about these laws because they are so important during war time.

“One of the things Red Cross does is work directly with parties in a conflict and make sure they understand what laws apply to them.

“I will also talk about our international campaign on nuclear weapons and why we see them as an issue,” she said.

To register Phone Alison Murie on 4428 4900 or email amurie@redcross.org.au by July 28.

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