In an article published by the International Review of the Red Cross in March 2001, Professor V. S. Mani explores the origins of International Humanitarian Law from an Indo-Asian perspective. “South Asia in general, and India in particular, can rightly be proud of its cultural heritage. The basic principles of international humanitarian law are an intrinsic part of that heritage. They have at times been dimmed, but never diminished as central to it, and are found intermingled with the ethos of each passing historical era.”

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