Practice Relating to Rule 141. Legal Advisers for Armed Forces
In 2008, in its fourth periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Denmark stated: “The Corps of Military Prosecutors of the National Defence is responsible for the education of military legal advisors to the Danish Defence … who guide the chief military officers in respect of humanitarian international law, for example.”
In 2010, in its written response to the UN Secretary-General concerning the status of the 1977 Additional Protocols, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York stated:
The Military Prosecution Service, more specifically the Prosecutors General’s Office, is also responsible for the legal training of Danish military legal advisors. The scheme was created in 1996 to fulfill the obligations to facilitate legal advice to military commanders, in particular in the field of humanitarian law, prescribed by Article 82 of [the 1977] Additional Protocol I.