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Jordan: Incorporation of law of armed conflict in military training

10-02-2000 News Release 00/04

In accordance with a plan agreed upon late last year to incorporate the basic principles of the law of armed conflict in military training programmes, the Jordanian Armed Forces and the ICRC delegation in Amman have held two more " train-the-trainers " courses. The first took place from 16 to 27 January and was attended by 23 majors and captains, who will be responsible for training in various units. The second, for 13 colonels and lieutenant colonels, began on 31January and will continue until 9 February. Apart from receiving regular instruction on the basis of the ICRC's teaching file, the participants were asked to prepare presentations giving examples of how they would proceed. These officers will be among the first to take responsibility for preparing their colleagues for the integration of this body of law in military training programmes in the near future. The Cairo-based regional training delegate for the armed and security forces and other resource persons from the ICRC delegation in Amman took part into the two courses.