EU guidelines / IHL
In December 2005, the EU adopted its Guidelines on Improving Compliance with IHL, that were updated in 2009. With this document, the EU is willing to use its tools to "ensure respect" by third States and non-States actors involved in armed conflicts around the world. For the first time, the Council of the EU is issuing, with the support of the European External Action Service and the European Commission, an annual report on what has been done on the EU side in support of an improved compliance with IHL.
The ICRC welcomes this initiative and invite you to read the document on the EU Council publications page: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/documents-publications/publications/