IRRC No. 143

Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts: Conference of Government Experts – Second Session (1972)

Reading time 3 min read
Download PDF

It is a well known fact that the ICRC has embarked upon a new stage in the development of international humanitarian law, in accordance with the formal instructions received from the XXIst International Conference of the Red Cross, and for which purpose it convened preparatory meetings of experts. Following the Conference of Red Cross Experts at The Hague, a Conference of Government Experts was held in Geneva in 1971. The International Review gave a detailed account of the main subjects dealt with by the conference; at the time the ICRC published the report summing up the Conference proceedings.

Continue reading #IRRC No. 143