This Kiswahili publication is a reference work that was originally authored in Arabic (“himaya dahaya an-niza’at al-musallaha fi ‘l-qanun ad-duwali al-insani wa-‘l-shari’a al-islamiya”, in English “Protection of the Victims of Armed Conflict under IHL and Islamic Shari’a”) by Professor Abud Ghaniy Abdul Hamid Mahmoud, with an introduction by Mohammad Sayid Tantawi, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Cairo. The publication is divided into four chapters focusing on ways to protect civilians, the wounded, the dead, non-combatants and their property during armed conflict, as well as on how to treat and handle prisoners of war in accordance with Islamic law. It also addresses the protection of those who offer services on the battlefield but are not directly involved in fighting, such as medical personnel and reporters.
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