Chairman of Tajikistan’s upper house (Majlisi Milli) of parliament, Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev, heading a Tajik delegation will attend an international conference dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Saint Petersburg Declaration of 1868, news.tj reports.
Organized by the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), the conference is expected to take place in the Tavrichesky Palace in Saint Petersburg from November 28 to December 1.
The conference entitled “The 150th Anniversary of the Saint Petersburg Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Some Explosive Projectiles: New Context, Undiminished Relevance” will bring together MPs, heads of the ministries of foreign affairs, defense and justice of many countries of the world, representatives of international organizations as well as researchers and experts in international humanitarian law (IHL) to discuss the following topics: contribution of the 1868 St. Petersburg Declaration to the development of international humanitarian law; regulation of methods of warfare; and current challenges in the field of humanitarian action.
The program includes plenary sessions and thematic panels. The conference will end with adoption of the outcome resolution.
The Saint Petersburg Declaration of 1868 or in full Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grams Weight is an international treaty agreed in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, November 29 / December 11, 1868. It succeeded the First Geneva Convention of 1864. It was a predecessor of the well-known Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.
The 1868 Saint Petersburg Declaration was signed by the members of the International Military Commission convened for this purpose in the presence of the Imperial Cabinet of Russia.