National implementation of IHL

Date published
18 Nov 2018
Development & humanitarian aid, International law

Welcome to the database on national implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL).

This database aims to share information on national implementation measures collected by the Advisory Service of the ICRC and provided to it by States.

It contains laws and case law that implement IHL treaties and other related international instruments and illustrates possible approaches to incorporating IHL in national legal and administrative frameworks.

Whilst it is not exhaustive, it provides a comprehensive overview on IHL implementation measures taken by all States.

The database is organized by State and by Topic and most of the documents in the database are entered with a summary to facilitate their consultation.