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International Humanitarian Law: a mechanism proposed by Switzerland and the ICRC refused

States have not reached an agreement on international humanitarian law at a conference.

Switzerland and the ICRC have failed to adopt their regular mechanism between states on international humanitarian law (IHL). The 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has, however, concluded in Geneva on advanced on migrants, endangered health staff or sexual violence.

“All institutional development takes time.” “We have consulted. We now have a negotiating mandate (on the implementation of such a mechanism in the future).” said Ambassador François Voeffray

The conference brought together nearly 4,000 delegates representing the ICRC, IFRC, 190 national societies, and the 196 States parties of  Conventions.


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