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Regional delegation in Caracas - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The Caracas regional delegation was established in 1971. It focuses on promoting the incorporation of IHL into national legislation, into the operational procedures and training of the region’s armed forces and into the curricula of academic institutions, as well as the inclusion of human rights standards in police manuals and training. It reinforces the capacities of the region’s National Societies in the fields of IHL promotion, restoring family links, and assistance to victims of violence. It visits security detainees and monitors the humanitarian situation along the Venezuelan border with Colombia.