Insights into traditional Pacific warfare ‘rules’
Review of Under the Protection of the Palm: Wars of Dignity in the Pacific. Suva: Regional Delegation in the Pacific, International Committee of the Red Cross
The decade-long civil war in Bougainville, sporadic warfare in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, ethnic conflict in the Solomon Islands, and human rights violations during four coups and deaths in custody in the wake of a military barracks mutiny have demonstrated the need for a wider Pacific understanding of international humanitarian law (IHL).
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