Detention in non-international armed conflict – First thematic consultation of government experts, January 2014.

31 January 2014

The meeting covered conditions of detention and protection for especially vulnerable groups of detainees. This first in-depth meeting examined relevant protections drawn from a variety of international law instruments and assessed the practical implications of their application in NIAC. It also sought to identify more specific areas of protection that should be covered in any strengthening of IHL in this area. The consultation was attended by 57 experts representing 37 States.


Opening of meeting, by Philip Spoerri, ICRC Director for International law and Cooperation within the Movement

Introductory remarks and roadmap, by Knut Dörmann, head of the legal division at the ICRC.

Thematic consultation of government experts on conditions of detention and particularly vulnerable detainees, Report, 01/2015