4th LAW OF ARMED CONLICT (LOAC)
Maritime and territorial disputes feature prominently in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR). Tensions continue to rise, with an ever-increasing risk of armed confrontations and clashes at sea. Naval forces in the region are routinely involved in a range of maritime operations, including anti-piracy, resource protection, and intercepting illegal migrant vessels. Therefore, it is imperative to continue disseminating knowledge and training in international humanitarian law (IHL) or Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) related to naval operations in the APR. Given these circumstances, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Military and International Humanitarian Law () seek to provide the countries concerned with its expertise in the matter and help build the capacity of naval forces of selected countries in the region.
- Build the capacity of naval forces in the region in LOAC and IHL at Sea.
Establish operational dialogue with selected countries on maritime security issues and operations in the Asia Pacific region.