The ICRC’s Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law aims to provide a systematic and proactive response to efforts to enhance the national implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL). Working worldwide, through a network of legal advisers, its three priorities are: (i) to encourage and support adherence to IHL-related treaties; (ii) to assist States by providing them with the technical expertise required to incorporate international humanitarian law into their domestic legal frameworks; and (iii) to collect and facilitate the exchange of information on national implementation measures.
To share the information collected on national implementation measures, the ICRC set up a National Implementation Database. The content of the database, legislation and case laws, is drawn from information collected by the Advisory Service and sent to it by States. Accordingly, whilst the Database content is not necessarily exhaustive, it provides a comprehensive overview on IHL implementation measures taken by all States.
Any comments on the database are welcome and should be sent to:
International Committee of the Red Cross
Advisory Service on IHL
19, av. de la Paix