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Regional delegation in Mexico City - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The Mexico delegation opened in 1998, becoming a regional delegation in 2002. It strengthens the capacities of the region’s National Societies, assists people in Panama’s Darién region affected by the conflict in neighbouring Colombia, monitors the conditions of detainees, and endeavours to ascertain the fate of missing persons, particularly in Guatemala. It helps integrate IHL into armed forces’ doctrine and training and into academic curricula. It advises security forces in integrating human rights norms applicable to the use of force into their doctrine, training and operations. The delegation hosts the Advisory Service on IHL for Latin America and the Caribbean.