Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
In 2009, Ukraine’s president adopted the Strategy for the international peace-making activities of Ukraine, which states:
3. Priorities, tasks and mechanisms of attaining Ukraine’s national interests in international peace-making actions
… [I]t is necessary to:
improve the … [peace-makers’] knowledge of international humanitarian law … , in particular as regards the performance of their duties as a part of multinational command structures;
5. Organization of the implementation of the Strategy of the international peace-making activities of Ukraine
The goals defined by the Strategy of the international peace-making activities of Ukraine can be achieved by the exercise of their respective powers by the bodies responsible for ensuring the national security of Ukraine, viz. the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Council for National Security and Defence of Ukraine, ministries and other central governmental agencies, in accordance with the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.