Thursday, 7 August 2014

Red Cross Oration

"A Century of War and Peace"
Contact: Angela McManamey, University of Tasmania
p: 6324 3290   e: Angela.McManamey@utas.edu.au

Date: 12-14 August 2014        
Location: Hobart, Launceston and Burnie

Intended Audience: Humanitarians, General Public

Century of War and Peace: Australian Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law presented by Professor Tim McCormack

Australian Red Cross was established 100 years ago in the frenzied days following the outbreak of World War I. As young Australian men right across our even younger nation rushed to enlist in their tens of thousands, Lady Munro-Ferguson, wife of the then Governor-General, issued her own clarion call for volunteers to join forces to nourish the troops, train in first aid and provide medical supplies - all in an incredible national display of support for the war effort. So began an organization that, although branching out into a range of important peace-time humanitarian initiatives, continues to have a unique focus on the legal regulation of the conduct of war to this day. Australian Red Cross is a recognized leader among national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the promotion of understanding of, and respect for, International Humanitarian Law. Professor Tim McCormack will discuss how that leadership role within the Global Red Cross Movement developed.

Refreshments will be served half an hour before the start of the events.

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