Centre for Military and International Humanitarian Law (CoMIHL), is a partnership between the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The partnership was forged by the signing of an MoU on 24 August, 2017 – the 40th anniversary of Malaysia’s ratification of the Geneva Conventions.


One of the main goals of this regional platform is to help develop expertise in international humanitarian law (IHL) and build a community amongst the militaries’ legal advisors within Asia Pacific


We provide workshops, seminars and other activities designed to seek solutions to particular legal problems, to ensure the incorporation of new legal developments within the Asia Pacific region


We build networks and relationship with regional militaries, civil defences, law enforcement and other security organization, humanitarian relief organisation and other public communities


We strengthen the IHL and military law knowledge with other academic as well as military bases and with leading subject-matter-experts internationally to encourage the fullest exchange of information.

Courtesy Call from OP Coordinator Asia, ICRC

24 May 2022 – Courtesy call from Mr. Georgios Georgantas, Operation Coordinator, ICRC to Prof Ts. Dr Azizi Miskon, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)  National Defence University of Malaysia

Courtesy Call from HOD, ICRC

24 March 2022 – Courtesy call from Ms Biljana Milosevic, Head of Regional Delegation, ICRC to Lt Gen Datuk Hasagaya Bin Abdullah, Vice Chancellor, National Defence University of Malaysia

4th Basic IHL for Operational Planners

8-10  Mac 2022 – CoMIHL had organized 4th Basic IHL for Operational Planners. The course was attended by 19 participants from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Afghanistan and Pakistan

CoMIHL Talk Series 1/2022

10 Feb 2022 – CoMIHL had organized the 1st CoMIHL Talk series for 2022 with the topic of Sexual Violence. The key note speaker was presented by Ms Valentina Codelupi, Regional Sexual Violence Adviser International Committe of the Rewd Cross (ICRC)

DSS 2022

3-4 Aug 2022 – CoMIHL was participated in Defence, Security and Sustainability Exhibition (DSS 2022) organized by Department of Research and Innovation NDUM. Congratulation to Lt Cdr Dr. Mazura Md Saman  (r), Deputy Director CoMIHL for the Best Award (3rd Place)  and Maj Khairul Nizam Taib RMAF for the Silver Medal 

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