Cadets of the Donetsk State University of Internal Affairs took part in the webinar “Distinction between war and military criminal offenses” which was held by the Consultative Mission of the European Union. The speaker of the event was Gediminas Buchiunas, senior adviser on the prosecution.
He defined the word “war” according the most famous academic dictionaries of the English language – Oxford and Cambridge.
Gediminas Buchiunas explained what the International Criminal Court (ICC) is and noted that it has been working permanently since July 1, 2002. The ICC investigates and, if necessary, tries individuals accused of the most serious crimes: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression.
The participants paid special attention to the definition of international humanitarian law and its main principles – humanism and the inadmissibility of discrimination.
With the help of the given examples, the cadets learned to distinguish between war and military criminal offenses.
DonSUIA thanks the Consultative Mission of the European Union and the speaker for the opportunity to expand the horizons of higher education seekers!