The ICRC has constantly reinforced that compliance with International Humanitarian Law is crucial to prevent and reduce human suffering in armed conflict. As the World Humanitarian Summit gets underway on May 23, we bring you the second edition of the three-blogpost series.

In this interview to the ICRC New Delhi blog, Dr Knut Dörmann — Chief Legal Officer, Head of the Legal Division of the ICRC — highlights the challenges faced in ensuring compliance with the rules of war and the severe impact that violations have on the lives of victims of armed conflict.

More in the series:

Peter Maurer Speaks on Migration…

Applying Humanitarian Principles in Different Contexts – the ICRC’s Experience