ICRC Trains ECOWAS Standby Force on Law of War
By Michael Olugbode, in Maiduguri
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has begun a training on international humanitarian law (IHL), otherwise known as law on war with members of the Economic Community of West African State- Standby Force (ECOWAS SF).
The five-day training, which began in Abuja Monday, is aimed at instilling the best practice in the ECOWAS force.
According to a statement by ICRC, â€œAlmost 40 members of the Economic Community of West African States- Standby Force (ECOWAS SF) began a training course today (Monday) on international humanitarian law (IHL) â€“ also known as law of war – and rules applicable in law enforcement in armed conflict situations.
â€œThe five-day training is jointly conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the ECOWAS Commission.
â€œWe live in times characterised by increasingly complex situations of armed conflict and violence, not just in Africa but the world at large.â€