Reference : V-P-LY-E-00344
Date : 26/06/2012
Country/Region : LIBYA
Caption : Tripoli, Libyan Armed Forces Headquarters. signature of a memorandum of understanding between the Libyan Armed Forces and the ICRC.
Photographer : HU, Xiangqun
Person appearing :
COMNINOS, Georgios (head of delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : On the picture: Colonel Brigader Massoud Arttoma, Military prosecutor of the Libyan Armed Forces and Georges Comninos, Head of the ICRC delegation in Libya.

ICRC website, News Release 12/126, 26-06-2012

Libya: armed forces and ICRC sign agreement

Tripoli (ICRC) – The Libyan Armed Forces and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today 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 Libyan Armed Forces have expressed a clear desire to ensure that international humanitarian law and other rules on the use of force are taken into account in the way they plan and operate," said Georges Comninos, the head of the ICRC delegation in Libya. "This agreement is therefore an important step in the armed forces' continuing cooperation with the ICRC." The memorandum was signed at Libyan military headquarters in Tripoli.

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.

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