Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Ivory Coast visited the International Humanitarian law class of LECIAD on the 23rd of February 2016 as part of the semester’s activities.
During the visit, Dr Marie-Louise Tougas and Miss Pelagie Menzan Dekou educated and engaged students on the work of the ICRC as well as various subjects on International Humanitarian Law. Some areas covered during the lecture include the aim and functions of the ICRC, principles of International Humanitarian law and an overview of armed conflicts.
As part of the gesture, the representatives, on behalf of the ICRC donated some books and materials on the subject of ICRC and IHL to the center. Making the donation, Dr. Tougas indicated the relevance of IHL in contemporary times and how important it is for students to be adequately educated on issues pertaining to International Humanitarian Law.
Receiving the books on behalf of the Center, the Director, Prof Henrietta Mensh-Bonsu thanked the ICRC and emphasized the relevance of the materials taking into consideration the changing dynamics of warfare and peace-keeping exercises. She also encouraged students to make use of the books to better appreciate the dynamics of the system.
After the presentation, students had the opportunity to further interact with the resource personnel during coffee break organized by the center.
Contributors: Samuel Oppong