Centre for Military and International Humanitarian Law (CoMIHL)
national defence university of malaysia
Launch of the Updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention
In light of the current global health situation, the launch of the Updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention in Malaysia will take place via a hybrid webinar. A live presentation will be given by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Head of the Project to update ICRC Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions, and an expert panel discussion on how international humanitarian law protects prisoners of war taking into account existing practice and operational challenges.
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)
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
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.
What We Do
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
IHL AND MILITARY LAW
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.
- To gain an understanding of the basic principles of IHL and the basic rules for the conduct of armed conflict, their application in practice, and the mechanisms for enforcement when they are breached.
- To provide a platform to discuss current humanitarian law issues.
- To raise the level of expertise and awareness of IHL amongst the region’s military lawyers, operators and civilians.
- To learn how IHL is implemented, what happens when violations occur, and what the ICRC’s role is in promoting respect for this body of law.
- To address humanitarian concerns that should be taken into consideration in the military planning process.
- To raise the level of expertise and awareness of IHL in the military security operation
- To understand the challenges of the military in exercising the security operation
- Exposure to the various aspects of radicalization and deradicalization.
- Understand issues of common concern in the aspect of radicalization and deradicalization
- Establishing networks and linkage among stakeholders
- Define the main legal instruments, professional codes, and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees, and health professionals responsible for the care of these populations
- Appraise the key health issues in places of detention
- Analyse and address health and human rights issues facing populations in detention.
- To equip participants with relevant knowledge on various approaches to teaching IHL.
- To offer the participants the analytical tools to help them plan their session to meet learners goals and objectives.
- To provide participants skills of handling difficult students and surprise situations in the teaching/coaching process.