ICRC Trains ECOWAS Standby Force on Law of War

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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, “Almost 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) – also known as law of war – and rules applicable in law enforcement in armed conflict situations.

“The five-day training is jointly conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the ECOWAS Commission.

“We live in times characterised by increasingly complex situations of armed conflict and violence, not just in Africa but the world at large.”

Details later…