Libya: Armed Forces, ICRC Sign Agreement

At Libyan military headquarters in Tripoli on Tuesday, the Libyan Armed Forces and the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, signed a memorandum of understanding under which the ICRC will provide support for the integration of the rules of international humanitarian law in the training and operations of the Libyan Armed Forces and in the Military Act.

The ICRC, which has carried out humanitarian operations in armed conflicts for almost one and a half centuries, has considerable expertise in promoting respect for the basic rules of international humanitarian law. To this end, it engages in dialogue with armed and security forces and other weapon bearers worldwide.

Libya is party to the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols I and II. The ICRC has been providing assistance and guidance on international humanitarian law to the Libyan Armed Forces since November 2006.

(Source: Tripoli Post)

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