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Biannual update on national implementation of international humanitarian lawJuly–December 2016

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 September 2018

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The biannual update on national legislation and case law is an important tool in promoting the exchange of information on national measures for the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL).

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This selection of national legislation and case law has been prepared by Estefania Polit, Legal Attaché for the ICRC Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law, with the collaboration of regional legal advisers.

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1 In order to assist States, the ICRC Advisory Service proposes a multiplicity of tools, including thematic fact sheets, ratification kits, model laws and checklists, as well as reports from expert meetings, all available at: www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/ihl-domestic-law (all internet references were accessed in August 2018).

2 For information on national implementation measures and case law, please visit the ICRC National Implementation Database, available at: www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.

3 To view the full list of IHL-related treaties, please visit the ICRC Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries Database, available at: www.icrc.org/ihl.

4 See the ICRC National Implementation Database, available at: www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.

14 See Ministerial Resolution No. 0363-2016-JUS, Section X, “Implementation”.

15 See Law No. 30470 on the Search for Missing Persons, Second and Third Supplementary Provisions, 22 June 2016, available at: https://tinyurl.com/ybexc67p.

19 To view the full list of national committees and other national bodies on IHL, please visit the ICRC's related webpage, available at: https://tinyurl.com/y8wbgwx8.

22 The ICRC stocktaking exercise on the Kampala Convention was designed to support the efforts of the African Union and States Parties to the Kampala Convention to fulfil their responsibilities with regard to the monitoring and effective implementation of the Convention. For more information, see ICRC, Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice: A Stocktaking Exercise, Geneva, October 2016, available at: www.icrc.org/en/publication/4287-translating-kampala-convention-practice.

23 The official name of Swaziland was changed to the Kingdom of Eswatini on 19 April 2018.

24 Regional Seminar on Strengthening Legal Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts, Cairo, 21–22 December 2016.

25 Second Regional Drafting Workshop on IHL, Colombo, 4–5 October 2016.

26 11th Southeast and Northeast Asia Session on IHL, Hiroshima, 11–15 July 2016.

27 Conference on “Use of Weapons in Modern Conflicts: Humanitarian Aspects”, Saint Petersburg, 20–21 October 2016.

28 Regional Workshop on the Use and Protection of the Red Cross Emblem, Sarajevo, 6–7 October 2016.

29 Fifth IHL Regional Conference on New Technologies and Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare and IHL (Asia & Pacific), Seoul, 22–23 September 2016.

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