In Arma 3 Laws of War DLC and its accompanying platform update, we've chosen to focus on the topic of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), also known as the laws of war, the rules of war, Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), or jus in bello. It was our goal to explore a different perspective on the battlefield with the addition of a humanitarian faction, van, drone, mini-campaign, and much more. While much of the Arma 3 setting (Armaverse) is fictional, this page links to relevant real world sources and references.

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

"International Humanitarian Law is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects people who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare."

IHL is a complex topic that evolves alongside the nature of armed conflict. The in-game descriptions and depictions of IHL do not cover all details and complexities of the topic; they are merely an introduction. Please refer to other sources for a more comprehensive overview, for example the "International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction" handbook.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS

"The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law."

Photo credits: ICRC

Through an inspirational working relationship with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) we have sought to reflect IHL in Arma 3. They have consulted us on the topic where possible. A portion of the proceeds from direct sales of the Laws of War DLC in 2017 will be donated to the ICRC.
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If you wish to further contribute to the ICRC's real-world work, please visit their donation page.