Implementing international humanitarian law: Progress and activities in the Americas 2016-2017 Report

21 January 2019

This report, prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), describes the qualitative and quantitative advances achieved in the period 2016–2017 by the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS). This progress reflects the importance the region's countries attach to international humanitarian law (IHL), which seeks to limit the effects of armed conflicts by restricting the means and methods of warfare, protecting people who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and safeguarding humanitarian action and the ICRC.

IHL in the Americas 2016-2017 Report