The 25th South Asia Teaching Session (SATS) on international humanitarian law (IHL) will be held from 18-23 September at Park Village Resort, Kathmandu. Subas Chandra Nembang, the speaker of the legislature-parliament of Nepal, is scheduled to inaugurate the event, which is being organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with Kathmandu School of Law (KSL).

SATS, a six-day training course on IHL, is a biannual event that is organized by the ICRC in South Asian nations with the objective of imparting knowledge on IHL. It helps trains mid-level professionals — including government officials working in ministries/departments on issues relating to IHL — in the fields of international law, human rights, and international relations and defence studies.

Altogether, 50 participants from 10 countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — are attending the 25th SATS.

This is the 4th time that Nepal is hosting such an event. All previous sessions in Nepal (2010, 2011 and 2013) were organized by ICRC Nepal in collaboration with KSL.

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