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Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know

To All:

In 1999, the Crimes of War Project published the book, Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, it is now available in 11 languages.

The book is a collaboration between photojournalists, writers and legal scholars specializing in International Humanitarian Law to provide a clear, compelling and insightful guide to raise awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. The goal is to create understanding of IHL among policymakers, journalists and the general public, in the belief that a wider knowledge of the legal framework governing armed conflict will lead to greater pressure to prevent breaches of law, and to punish those who commit them.

We are now once again coming together to update the Crimes of War book to include recent case studies such as Iraq, Guantanamo, Congo, Military Tribunals, Occupation of Territory, POWs, Private Contractors, Terrorism, Torture and updating past case studies such as Chechnya and Colombia.

I was the photo editor / researcher of the original book and will be researching photographs for the new update of the book from now until Fall 2005. Once text comes in, I will be making the rounds looking for strong material and will keep you updated on lightstalkers for coverage I’m searching for. I’m open to seeing any published or unpublished work that photographers feel strongly about given this subject. The images can be B&W or color, however, they will run B&W in the book. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Thank you
Sheryl Mendez

For more information on the Crimes of War Project see www.crimesofwar.org

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