Law and policy

As part of its mission to protect and assist victims of war and other violence, the ICRC seeks to ensure respect for their lives, dignity, and rights. It does so by supporting different bodies – including authorities, armed forces, and police – to meet their legal obligations under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) through technical expertise, targeted trainings, and widespread sensitization. Innovative technologies and approaches, such as Virtual Reality and computer games, are being successfully tested to reach different audiences and influence behaviour change to increase respect for IHL.