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Falklands Malvinas

Falklands Malvinas
7628

Ïles Falkland (Malvinas)

Ïles Falkland (Malvinas)
7628

Peru

Peru
7882

Pérou

Pérou
7882

Peru

Peru
7882

Pérou

Pérou
7882

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
7602

République Démocratique du Congo

République Démocratique du Congo
7602

Somalia

Somalia
7613

Somalie

Somalie
7613

Colombia

Colombia
7625

Colombie

Colombie
7625

Colombia

Colombia
7625

Colombie

Colombie
7625

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast
7601

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire
7601

Central African Republic

Central African Republic
7599

République centrafricaine

République centrafricaine
7599

Central African Republic

Central African Republic
7599

République centrafricaine

République centrafricaine
7599

South Sudan

South Sudan
7615

Soudan du sud

Soudan du sud
7615

South Sudan

South Sudan
7615

Soudan du sud

Soudan du sud
7615

South Sudan

South Sudan
7615

Soudan du sud

Soudan du sud
7615

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
7649

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
7649

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
7649

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
7649

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
7612

Sierra Leone, Libéria et Guinée

Sierra Leone, Libéria et Guinée
7612

Nigeria

Nigeria
7610

Nigeria

Nigeria
7610

Sudan

Sudan
7616

Soudan

Soudan
7616

Sudan

Sudan
7616

Soudan

Soudan
7616

Sudan

Sudan
7616

Soudan

Soudan
7616

Philippines

Philippines
7647

Philippines

Philippines
7647

Philippines

Philippines
7647

Philippines

Philippines
7647

Chad

Chad
7888

Tchad

Tchad
7888

Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea
7603

Éthiopie et Érythrée

Éthiopie et Érythrée
7603

Thailand

Thailand
7651

Thaïlande

Thaïlande
7651

Niger

Niger
7890

Niger

Niger
7890

Mali

Mali
7607

Mali

Mali
7607

Mali

Mali
7607

Mali

Mali
7607

Libya

Libya
7606

Libye

Libye
7606

Libya

Libya
7606

Libye

Libye
7606

Libya

Libya
7606

Libye

Libye
7606

Libya

Libya
7606

Libye

Libye
7606

Libya

Libya
7606

Libye

Libye
7606

Nepal

Nepal
7645

Népal

Népal
7645

Nepal

Nepal
7645

Népal

Népal
7645

Nepal

Nepal
7645

Népal

Népal
7645

Nepal

Nepal
7645

Népal

Népal
7645

Kuwait

Kuwait
7676

Koweit

Koweit
7676

Jordan

Jordan
7895

Jordanie

Jordanie
7895

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Iraq

Iraq
7674

Irak

Irak
7674

Syria

Syria
7679

Syrie

Syrie
7679

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
7635

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
7635

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
7635

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
7635

United States

United States
7634

États Unis

États Unis
7634

Turkey

Turkey
7669

Turquie

Turquie
7669

Georgia

Georgia
7660

Géorgie

Géorgie
7660

Georgia

Georgia
7660

Géorgie

Géorgie
7660

Georgia

Georgia
7660

Géorgie

Géorgie
7660

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina
7654

Bosnie Herzégovine

Bosnie Herzégovine
7654
Chad, Prohibiting the Use of Child Soldiers
Protection of persons and objectsChadAfrica

Chad, Prohibiting the Use of Child Soldiers

Explore the new case Chad, Prohibiting the Use of Child Soldiers where Chad implemented through its domestic legislation an Action Plan with the United Nations to end the use of children in its armed forces. What influenced the implementation of this Action Plan? As the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict suggested “removing children from its fighting force will contribute to the professionalization of the armed forces” and “on the international stage […] trigger the removal of the Chadian Government from the UN Secretary General’s report on children and armed forces.

Jordan/Iraq, Repatriation of Artefacts
Protection of persons and objectsIraqMiddle East

Jordan/Iraq, Repatriation of Artefacts

Explore this case where Jordan took measures to seize and safeguard, and later repatriated the cultural property stolen in Iraq and illegally transported across the border during the 2003 armed conflict. Interestingly, you will learn that this case of respect for IHL rules protecting cultural property might have been driven in part by a wish to improve the relations between both countries involved. In the aftermath of the repatriation, the border between the two nations was officially reopened.

About the project

“IHL in action: Respect for the law on the battlefield” is a collection of real case-studies documenting compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) in modern warfare. Based on publicly available information, these cases have been assessed by academics as demonstrating respect for IHL. The project has been conducted by four IHL clinics: Emory University School of Law, Leiden University, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and Roma Tre University.

All cases have undergone independent peer review. The database is hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with a view to encourage the reporting, collection and promotion of instances of respect for IHL. The cases shall not be construed as reflecting the views of the ICRC.

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