The International Committee of the Red Cross evidently has funding and staffers to spare. At a meeting last week, they found the time to discuss what their response should be to the approximately 600 million gamers who may be virtually violating international humanitarian law. Their rationale for this, according to the FAQ, is that
In real life, armed forces are subject to the laws of armed conflict. Video games simulating the experience of armed forces therefore have the potential to raise awareness of the rules that those forces must comply with whenever they engage in armed conflict – this is one of the things that interests the ICRC.
While your Call of Duty addiction isn’t going to score you a free trip to The Hague for a war crimes tribunal, the ICRC is considering a report from the TRIAL organization which suggests ways to regulate gaming companies