National implementation of IHL: fact sheets and information kits

Information kits 

 

  •  National Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law – This information kit deals with the following issues: obligations in terms of penal repression; method of incorporating punishment into criminal law; universal jurisdiction over war crimes; time-barring; command responsibility and failure to act; criminal procedure; cooperation with extradition and judicial assistance in criminal matters.

Fact Sheets 

 

  • Implementing International Humanitarian Law : from Law to Action – Fact sheet explaining what it means to implement international humanitarian law at the national level, whose responsibility it is to do so, what general measures must be adopted and how this can be done.

 

 

  • International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law: Similarities and differences – Fact sheet describing the main differences and similarities between international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

 

  • Addditional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in these particular instruments of international humanitarian law.

 

  • 1954 Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Protocols – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in these particular instruments of international humanitarian law.


  • 1972 Convention on the Prohibition of Bacteriological Weapons and their Destruction – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.


  • 1976 Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.


  • 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.


  • 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.


  • 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.


  • 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in this particular instrument of international humanitarian law.

 

  • New Weapons – Fact sheet on the obligation of States to assess the legality of new means and methods of warfare.

 

  • Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law: Guiding Principles – Fact sheet describing the role that National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies can play with regard to the national implementation of international humanitarian law.

 

  • National Committees for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law – Fact sheet describing the purpose, functions and composition of national committees for the implementation of international humanitarian law.

 

  •  Missing Persons and their Families – Fact sheet describing the problem of missing persons and providing recommendations for drafting national legislation in this area.

 

  • Means of Personal Identification – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  • The Protection of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Emblems – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.


  •  Statute of the International Criminal Court – Fact sheet summarizing the main provisions of the Statute of the International Criminal Court and its requirements regarding national enforcement.

 

  • Penal Repression: Punishing War Crimes – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  • Punishing War Crimes: International Criminal Tribunals – Fact sheet providing a summary description of various international criminal tribunals and of the relations these tribunals have with States and the ICRC.

 

  • Elements to render sanctions more effective – Fact sheet describing some elements and modalities which could bring about a concrete improvement in the effectiveness of sanctions in the efforts by all parties to ensure greater respect for international humanitarian law.

 

  •  The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission – Fact sheet on the International Fact-Finding Commission, its composition, powers, functioning and funding.

 

 

 

  •  Legal Protection of Children in Armed Conflict – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  •  Civil defence in international humanitarian law – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

  

  • The Obligation to Disseminate International Humanitarian Law – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  • Legal advisers in armed forces – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  • The Exchange of Information on National Measures to Implement International Humanitarian Law – Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms applicable to this particular aspect of international humanitarian law.

 

  • ICRC Database on National Measures Implementing International Humanitarian Law – Fact sheet describing the objective and content of the ICRC database on national measures to implement international humanitarian law.