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National implementation of IHL: fact sheets and information kits

26-03-2014 Legal Fact Sheet

The ICRC's Advisory Service issues fact sheets that explain the rules of international humanitarian law requiring the adoption of national measures of implementation. The fact sheets are intended for legal experts and other interested persons. More detailed information is available on certain topics.

Information kits 

  •  National Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law – This information kit deals with the following issues: Penal repression: punishing war crimes; Obligations in terms of penal repression; Methods of incorporating punishment into criminal law; General principles of international criminal law; Universal Jurisdiction over war crimes; Command responsibility and failure to act; Criminal procedure; Judicial guarantees and safeguards; and Cooperation in extradition and judicial assistance in criminal matters

 

 Fact Sheets 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

  • 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.


 

 

  • 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.

 

  • 2013 Arms Trade Treaty - Fact sheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

 

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

 

 

 

  •  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.

 


 

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  • 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.