20 February 2013

Egypt: National Committee for Int'l Humanitarian Law Formed Under Justice Minister

Justice Minister Counselor Ahmed Mekki decided to form the National Committee for the International Humanitarian Law. He confirmed that its role will be consultative for the national authorities concerning the application and distribution of the international humanitarian law by coordination with the concerned bodies. In addition, this committee will be assigned with presenting the proposals that agree with Egypt's interest concerning supporting the real application of the International Humanitarian Law, the Minister said.

Mekki added that the role of the committee will be suggesting an annual plan including the needed national measures for spreading awareness of the International Humanitarian Law and encouraging the efforts that aim at upgrading the level of training of the national cadres that are charged with implementing the International Humanitarian Law.

The Minister announced that the goal of this committee is to develop concepts and reviewing the Egyptian stance concerning supporting the comply with the decisions of the International Humanitarian Law.

He pointed out that forming this committee synchronizes with Egypt's participation in the first meeting of the parties who will sign on Geneva Conventions due to be held on June 17 and 18, 2013.

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