IRRC No. 134

Conference of Red Cross Experts: A summary report on the proceedings of the second session

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Our previous issue mentioned the Conference of Red Cross Experts on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts. The second session was held in Vienna in March, and we now give a summary report of the proceedings, in the course of which experts underlined the progress which has been made in this field. In general, they approved the ICRC's decision, with a view to simplification, to forgo drawing up several additional protocols in favour of dealing with the whole subject in two additional protocols, one relating to international, and the other to non-international, armed conflicts.

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