Governments party to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) treaties must take certain legal and administrative measures to give effect to the legal obligations they have undertaken.

This section on National Implementation of IHL deals with a range of thematics, covered by treaties that are also the focus of the promotional activities of the ICRC’s Advisory Services on IHL.

The documents posted here include fact sheets, model laws and and other materials on implementation that are a useful resource for governments, academics, researchers, students and all others working to improve respect for IHL.

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