Practice Relating to Rule 143. Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law among the Civilian Population
In 2008, in its fourth periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Denmark stated:
The Schools Service of the Danish Red Cross carries … [out] teaching of students in secondary school, i.e. the 9th and 10th school years. This initiative, which is supported by the Government’s Red Cross Committee, involves certain dilemmas relating to humanitarian international law, also including the involvement of children in armed conflicts.
In 2008, in a statement before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the status of the 1977 Additional Protocols, made on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the representative of Sweden stated: “To uphold respect for international humanitarian law, we must work in a preventive manner through such means as awareness raising campaigns for, and education in, international humanitarian law.”