RICR No. 834
The Balkan conflict and respect for international humanitarian law
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In view of the announcement by Javier Solana, Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), authorizing military action against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 24 March 1999 sent a diplomatic note to NATO and the respective member States, as well as to the Yugoslav authorities, reminding them of their obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular the four Geneva Conventions of 1949.