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National implementation of IHL: fact sheets and information kits

25-06-2014 Legal Fact Sheet

The ICRC's Advisory Service issues fact sheets that explain the rules of international humanitarian law requiring the adoption of national measures of implementation. The fact sheets are intended for legal experts and other interested persons. More detailed information is available on certain topics.

Information kits 

  •  National Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law – This information kit deals with the following issues: Penal repression: punishing war crimes; Obligations in terms of penal repression; Methods of incorporating punishment into criminal law; General principles of international criminal law; Universal Jurisdiction over war crimes; Command responsibility and failure to act; Criminal procedure; Judicial guarantees and safeguards; and Cooperation in extradition and judicial assistance in criminal matters.


 Fact Sheets