Practice Relating to Rule 144. Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law Erga Omnes
At the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2007, China stated:
International humanitarian law, especially the four Geneva Conventions and their protocols, are the cornerstone of the humanitarian cause. We are pleased to see that Geneva conventions became the first conventions signed by all countries in the world, which demonstrates the importance attached to the humanitarian cause by the international community. We should take further steps to promote and implement the international humanitarian law, spreading its basic principles to every corner of the world to ensure that relevant humanitarian institutions are able to provide prompt and necessary assistance and protection to all the victims in wars and armed conflicts in accordance with the principles of humanitarianism and neutralism.