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Peru: First course in law of armed conflict for instructors from armed forces and police

16-06-1999 News Release 99/24

In early June the ICRC's Lima delegation, in cooperation with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Peruvian military, organized the first training course in the law of armed conflict for the country's armed forces.

Twelve officers from the three armed services and two from the national police took part. In the second phase of the training programme, which began on 20 July, the instructors visited a number of military bases in emergency zones and gave their first courses. Representatives of the ICRC and of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accompanied them to help with the presentations and assess the results.