Malaysia: Centre of Military and International Humanitarian Law marks its fifth anniversary
What level of human suffering in armed conflict is tolerable?
Does the current environment make space for the human protection and international humanitarian law (IHL) safeguards?
These are some of the crucial questions the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre of Military and International Humanitarian Law (CoMIHL) try to find answers to. A collaboration between the ICRC and the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM), the centre was established in 2017 and recently marked its fifth anniversary.
Located on NDUM campus, CoMIHL aims to promote the understanding of and respect for the rule of law in all aspects of military law and IHL. It is able to leverage the expertise of former and serving military lawyers, academicians of various disciplines, particularly experts in security and strategic fields, and former senior commanders of the military.
An integral part of the ICRC's role is to present the needs of victims of armed conflicts to those that have the power to improve their circumstances. We are able to do this through collaborations such as the one with CoMIHL.