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Now What Do You Think?

Now that you’ve completed this unit, how would you answer these questions?

  • Does making war more humane also make it more likely?
  • How do laws of war protect you?

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Humanitarian Law
and Iraq
Rules of Engagement Preventing Conflicts Eyes of a Survivor

Peace Treaty of Versailles
Wilson's Fourteen Points
Atlantic Charter
The New York Times: Overview: The Iraq War
GlobalSecurity: Kurdistan — Kurdish Conflict
Geneva Law on POW Rights
Hague Law
     Part of International Humanitarian Law
     Full Text

Sample POW stories
     World War II Stories
     John McCain in Vietnam
Sample civilian victims in war stories
     Iraq Web Resource #1
     Iraq Web Resource #2
     WWII "Comfort Women"
Manheim, Mary H., 1999. The Bone Lady: Life As a Forensic Anthropologist. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
Customary International Humanitarian Law: Questions and Answers
Human Rights Watch: Genocide in Iraq, The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds
Human Rights Watch: International Humanitarian Law Issues in a Potential War in Iraq

  Unit V. International Human Rights
in the Domestic US Context