Military Law of War Manuals in the 21st Century

33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Side Event:
Military IHL Manuals in the 21st Century
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Room Montreux
Conference Center of Varembé
Geneva, Switzerland

Co-sponsors: United States and Denmark
Additional sponsors: Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Morocco, Norway, Singapore, Togo, and the United Kingdom.

Military manuals are a key tool used by many States to disseminate international humanitarian law (IHL) effectively and to facilitate IHL implementation by their armed forces.  This event will provide an opportunity to hear from IHL experts from States that have successfully published and/or updated military IHL manuals in recent years, or that are in the process of doing so.  Experts will share their good practices and lessons learned with respect to disseminating IHL to their armed forces, including how they have taken advantage of digital technologies. The event will be of interest to scholars and researchers looking to gain a better understanding of States’ views on IHL and State practice in disseminating IHL and implementing IHL in military operations.

States International Humanitarian Law Manuals and Other Related Materials (by country)



United Kingdom:

United States of America: