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Guidelines for assessing the compatibility between national law and obligations under treaties of international humanitarian law

31-03-2008 Legal Fact Sheet

Assessing national measures to implement international humanitarian law allows the authorities to verify which measures have already been taken and which remain to be taken in order to honour the obligations undertaken by the State when it became party to treaties of international humanitarian law. Assessment is a tool for the authorities to plan and organize what must be done to bring national law fully into line with international treaties.