who we are

Centre for Military  and International Humanitarian law commonly referred to by its acronym CoMIHL, is a partnership between the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross’ () Kuala Lumpur office.

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

— 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.


limit the effects of armed conflict

International humanitarian law is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict.

part of the international law and applies to armed conflicts

International humanitarian law is part of international law, which is the body of rules governing relations between States. International law is contained in agreements between States – treaties or conventions –, in customary rules, which consist of State practise considered by them as legally binding, and in general principles.


Contact Details

Address : Level 1 Jebat, National Defence University of Malaysia
Number : 03-9051 3400 ext 3495
Email : comihl@upnm.edu.my/comihl.ndum@gmail.com

Working Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

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