Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH), RGNUL, in collaboration with the Temple of Understanding (TOU), India is organizing a webinar.
Theme: The Pancha Bhoota and International Humanitarian Law: An Intrinsic Relationship
Date: 2nd October 2020
Time: 6:00 PM (IST) onwards
This dialogue will explore the inter-relationship between the five basic elements of life- the PanchaBhoota (Prithvi, Apas, Agni, Vayu and Aakash), the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), and the International Humanitarian Law.
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. These principles of IHL or the Law of War are rooted in the rules of ancient civilizations and religions- warfare has always been subject to certain principles and customs. It is pertinent to explore in detail these ancient ideas that have shaped IHL and analyse how they affect the field of law in the modern times. One of these ideas is the theory of the Pancha Bhoota or Pancha Maha-Bhoota which states that all cosmic creation can be traced back to five basic elements: Earth (Prithvi), Water (Apas), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Space (Akasha). In today's fast-paced and competitive world, as geopolitics is fraught with disputes that are connected to the 5 elements of life, we tend to forget that we do not bring or take away any of mother earth's jewels.
- Dr. Karan Singh
- Dr. AK Merchant
- Dr. Suman Khanna Aggarwal
- Dr. Stellina Jolly
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