Here at Martin Bullock Lawyers, like every other workplace, we love to talk about Game of Thrones. We also have a deep admiration for the Red Cross.
The Red Cross produces a blog about Game of Thrones which involves discussing the violations of International Humanitarian Law which occur on the show.
This is only a bit of fun for fantasy nerds and lovers of the show – it shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
But as part of legal education, and also part of our values of keeping the law, tolerance, compassion and most importantly education, we urge you to read this blog which talks about the violations and compliance of International Humanitarian Law within the Game of Thrones realm – pillaging and so on, and all other crimes which occur outside the realm of war.
We’re only looking at the International Humanitarian Law scenarios. Violations include:
- Killing or injuring captured soldiers
Obligations which are posed by the laws upon leaders and troops are:
- Searching for wounded, sick or shipwrecked enemies
- Evacuation of civilians
- Releasing prisoners of war after the conflict is over
So who gets the Raspberry for being the worst person on Game of Thrones, committing the most violations? And who gets the Oscar for complying most with their obligations – the best person on the show? You might be surprised!
Educate yourself on International Humanitarian Law! And please support the Australian Red Cross, either as a volunteer or through donations for the power of humanity.