Practice Relating to Rule 143. Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law among the Civilian Population
In the Order on Law of Armed Conflict Curriculum (1997), Tajikistan’s Minister of Education decided “to include in the curriculum of the Republican Specialized Boarding School No. 1 for the Intensive Study of the Russian Language and for Military-Physical Training in Dushanbe the subject ‘Law of Armed Conflict’”.
In the Order No. 148 on Law of Armed Conflict Courses (1997), Tajikistan’s Minister of Defence decided “to include in the curricula of the Military Chairs of civilian Institutions of Higher Education … the subject ‘Law of Armed Conflict’”.
In the Order No. 554 on Law of Armed Conflict Courses (1997), Tajikistan’s Minister of Education decided “to include in the curricula of the Military Chairs of civilian Institutions of Higher Education the subject ‘Law of Armed Conflict’”.
Tajikistan’s Regulations of the Commission on IHL Implementation (1999) states:
3. The main task of the Commission shall be to promote the implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of international humanitarian law …
4. In order to fulfill the main task, the Commission shall have the following functions:
- Participating in the development of training programs on the subject for all levels of general and vocational education.
Tajikistan’s Order on the Introduction of an IHL Course at the Faculties of Law and Journalism (2001) states:
[I]n order to fulfill international obligations under the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 8 June 1977 to which the Republic of Tajikistan acceded on 13 January 1993 [the Ministry of Education] [o]rder[s]:
1. To introduce a course on “International humanitarian law” in the first semester of the fifth year of the law and journalism faculties at the higher education institutions of the Republic of Tajikistan at the expense of reserve hours.
1.1. To allocate to the special course “International Humanitarian Law” at higher education institutions of the Republic of Tajikistan the following lengths: at law faculties – 36 hours (including 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of seminars) and at journalism faculties – 18 hours (including 12 hours of lectures, 6 hours of seminars).
In 2008, in its report to the UN Secretary-General on the status of the 1977 Additional Protocols, Tajikistan stated: “International humanitarian law is taught as an optional subject in the law departments of the Republic’s leading universities.”