Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
At the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1999, Greece pledged:
To enhance dissemination of international humanitarian law:
–by reviewing existing educational and training curricula so as to integrate international humanitarian law into the Hellenic armed forces, security forces, universities, schools, media and public administration.
–by providing training in international humanitarian law, the role and the mandate of the humanitarian organizations to military and security forces, administration and member[s] of NGO’s or volunteers participating in international missions.
In 1999, various national Greek authorities, including the Hellenic Armed Forces and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Justice and of Education, made commitments to enhance awareness and knowledge of IHL among various groups (the military, diplomats, judges, lawyers, detention personnel, students and youth in general).