Germany, Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
In 1973, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the protection of human rights in times of armed conflict, the Federal Republic of Germany stated that it thought “it necessary to promote the wider dissemination of international humanitarian law”.
At the CDDH, the representative of the Federal Republic of Germany stated:
The development of international humanitarian law would be merely theoretical unless vigorous efforts for a better dissemination, application and enforcement of international humanitarian law were undertaken at the same time. His government believed that it was by no means unrealistic to demand that armed forces and civil defence organizations should be thoroughly familiar with the rules of international law applicable in armed conflicts.