ICRC CONDUCTS IHL COURSE FOR ARMED FORCES OF AZERBAIJAN
On 12 September, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) opened the second five-day course on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for officers of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, the ICRC office in Baku told Trend.
Sixteen high-rank officers representing combat training, operational and legal departments of the Ministry of Defence are taking part in the course, conducted by the ICRC Armed and Security forces expert for the Southern Caucasus and retired Major-General, Gia Toradze.
Organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, covers the history and main principles of IHL, protection of victims of armed conflict, the restrictions on the means and methods of warfare, as well as ICRC activities in Azerbaijan and worldwide.
The first course of this kind took place in March 2005.