Practice Relating to Rule 143. Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law among the Civilian Population
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “To fulfil the obligation [to respect and ensure respect for the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Additional Protocols], the State must disseminate the content of these treaties … so that they are known to the entire population”.
The Regulations further states:
The treaties and conventions stipulate that States parties must “respect and ensure respect” for the obligations which ensue. This means in particular:
- to incorporate the content of these texts into different programmes of instruction at different levels of training … in the civilian sphere.