As part of its efforts to uphold the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) and respect for human rights, the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons agreed with the leadership of Brigade 123 of the Syrian National Army to offer the Brigade fighters education courses on IHL.
As many as 3,000 fighters of the Brigade 123 will take the courses which are aimed at raising awareness of IHL and educating the fighters on the rules of conduct during conflict.
The courses also aim to educate the fighters on their responsibility to protect the civilian population and persons hors de combat, how to treat prisoners, and to uphold respect for humanitarian principles. IHL consists of a set of rules aimed at reducing the consequences of armed conflict. It also protects persons who are not or no longer taking part in hostilities and limits the means and methods of warfare.
As an independent human rights organization, the Commission aims to assist the SNA fighters to better understand and promote respect for IHL. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)