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The Canadian National Committee for Humanitarian Law (CNCHL)

Background
At the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement held in December 1995, the parties committed to “move from law into action” through concrete steps. Practical measures to enhance respect for international humanitarian law were addressed with special attention on the needs of the civilian population and most vulnerable groups such as children and women. In particular, the Conference endorsed the conclusions of the January 1995 Meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on the Protection of War Victims, most notably the Recommendations addressed to national authorities encouraging them to create National Committees on International Humanitarian Law, with the support of respective National Societies. National Committees are aimed at advising and assisting governments in implementing and disseminating international humanitarian law, while facilitating inter-ministerial and inter-departmental coordination and cooperation . More»

CNCHL Members
The Canadian National Committee for Humanitarian Law (CNCHL) was established on March 18, 1998 following a recommendation of the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), including Terms of Reference. More»

NCHLs around the world
There are currently more than 60 National Committees for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) worldwide. More»

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