Under instructions from the Ministry of Defense of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), the Department of Code of Ethics of the Syrian National Army began offering courses on military code of ethics to 100 officers and the rank and file with the aim of raising awareness of human rights, international humanitarian law, and relevant international agreements.
The move came as part of a series of courses that the Department is working on in cooperation with the Department of Educational Guidance and the Coordination and Follow-up Office. The courses are being offered under the supervision of trainers and experts in international humanitarian law under the title ‘towards strengthening commitment to international humanitarian law.’
The first session began on Wednesday in one of the formations of the SNA’s Second Corps and will include the rest of SNA formations and various units.
These courses help the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) implement its plans to improve security and stability in the liberated areas; reduce individual abuses; and increase cohesion between the elements of the Syrian National Army and its social base.
The courses help explain the duties of officers and fighters in reflecting the concept of the rule of law, which will safeguard and promote human rights in accordance with the SNA’s values and principles. They will also strengthen the SNA as a professional military institution away from factionalism.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)