YEREVAN, OCTOBER 4, ARMENPRESS: The International Committee of
theRed Cross (ICRC), Armenia office has started today a five-day
training course on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for 12
officers of Armenian Armed Forces in the resort town of
Tsakhkadzor. The course for future IHL instructors is organized by the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with
the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

Conducted by the ICRC regional IHL expert, this course focuses on
the effective use of the "IHL for Commanders" and "IHL for
Instructors" manuals, used as a didactic tool for IHL training in the
Armenian Army. The course also covers topics such as conduct of
operations, commander's responsibility, behavior in combat and the
ICRC and its activities.

Similar training courses have been organized in the past. Through
such courses, the ICRC seeks to ensure that officers from Armenian
Armed Forces know and respect the rules and principles of IHL.

The ICRC stands ready to support the Armenian military
authoritiesin integrating IHL into the teaching and combat training
programs of the Armenian armed forces.