Effective compliance with the law requires that governments take a series of legislative, administrative and practical measures. They must adopt laws to ensure, for example, that prisoners of war, wounded and sick combatants and civilians benefit from the guarantees to which they are entitled.
The ICRC has long been actively engaged in promoting knowledge of humanitarian law in Sudan, together with the mechanisms for its implementation. The organization welcomes the new commission and will continue to provide advice and technical assistance to the Sudanese government.
Further information: Yahia Alibi, ICRC Khartoum, tel. ++249 11 476 464