Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
In 2011, in its report to the Human Rights Council, Somalia stated: “The Government has an obligation to ‘respect and ensure respect’ for IHL. It is therefore proposing IHL training to be integrated into the training scheme of its armed and security forces at all levels.”
In 2011, in its comments on the concluding observations of the Human Rights Council concerning Somalia’s report, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government stated:
98.73. … The Somali national forces are instructed to adhere to IHL. …
98.114. … Integration of IHL and human rights into the training programmes of the armed and security forces, at all levels are fully under way. A comprehensive IHL and human rights training policy will soon be adopted by the Ministry of Defence.