IRRC No. 245

First Award of the Paul Reuter Prize

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The donation made in 1982 by Mr Paul Reuter, Honorary Professor for law, economics and social sciences of Paris University, member and former president of the U.N. Commission for International Law, enabled the ICRC to establish the Paul Reuter Fund. The revenue from the fund is to be used for the promotion of knowledge and understanding of international humanitarian law and for the award of a prize of 2000 Swiss francs every other year to reward a particularly deserving work in that field.

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