June 14, 2017

Participation to a seminar on international humanitarian law

Training Center * Dr. Joseph Cruzel *, at the barracks Goce Delchev Skopje on June 13 was held a seminar on international humanitarian law, which is in the frames of the calendar of specialized trainings for 2017 of the Ministry of Defense.

The participation of representatives of the Macedonian Red Cross is a result of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Red Cross and the Ministry of Defense and the invitation to participate and lecture on a specific topic.

The seminar was attended by representatives of the Army of Republic of Macedonia, the Ministry of Interior, Directorate for Protection and Rescue and the Center for Crisis Management.

The seminar objective was the participants to see a broader perspective for the application of International Humanitarian Law and to acquire new knowledge in this area

The seminar presented the following topics: Basic principles, implementation and accountability for violations of international humanitarian law, the status of refugees and asylum seekers in international humanitarian law, international humanitarian law in the armed forces, the Geneva Conventions and additional protocols with respect to the use and protection from abuse the emblem of the Red Cross.

The seminar was conducted through presentations, discussion questions and a final evaluation.

Participants of the Red Cross were constructively involved in all topics and information on the activities of the Red Cross in this area and inspired interest among lecturers and participants

Participation in this type of seminar is of interest to the Red Cross to acquire new knowledge and exchange of experiences, and the promotion and dissemination of the Red Cross.

It requires cooperation with institutions and organizations for organizing seminars, workshops and other training, and expanding the fund of literature on IHL document of this matter on the grounds that there is an increased interest among representatives from educational institutions.

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