6. Resolution on the Promotion and the Respect of International Humanitarian Law and Human and Peoples’ rights (1993)
(Adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 1- 10 December 1993)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting at its Fourteenth Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, from 1 - 10 December, 1993:

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Recalling also the conclusions of the seminar held in Banjul, October 1992, following the 12th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the national implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which underscored the need to disseminate and implement the provisions of international humanitarian law applicable in time of armed conflicts,

Considering the Resolution on Human and Peoples’ Rights Education adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at its 14th Session, December 1993,

Recognising the need for a close co-operation in the field of dissemination of international humanitarian law and human and peoples’ rights:

1. Invites all African States Parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to adopt appropriate measures at the national level to ensure the promotion of the provisions of international humanitarian law and human and peoples’ rights;

2. Stresses the need for specific instruction of military personnel and the training of the forces of law and order in international humanitarian law and human and peoples’ rights respectively;

3. Stresses further the importance of regular exchange of information between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the International Committee of Red Cross and human rights non-governmental organisations, on teaching and dissemination activities undertaken on the principles of human and peoples’ rights and international humanitarian law, in the schools, universities and all other institutions;

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