Almost two decades after the wars in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, thousands of civilians remain unaccounted for.
Missing Lives tells the stories of some of the missing and their families, highlighting the tragic consequences of disregard for the laws of war, but also the strength of those still searching for missing friends and relatives.
A fundamental idea of international humanitarian law (IHL) or the laws of war is the right of families to know the fate of their relatives – whether civilians or soldiers. Warring parties are legally required to take every possible measure to discover the fate of missing persons, and to transmit this information back to families.
The public is welcome to attend a presentation to find out more about the basics of IHL including:
- The development of the Geneva Conventions;
- The role of the Red Cross Movement in times of armed conflict;
- The meaning of the red cross.
Free Admission (morning tea provided)