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Respect for international humanitarian law in Europe

Order 556 (1999)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 23 September 1999 (31st Sitting) (see Doc. 8462, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Demography, rapporteur: Mr Jurgens; and Doc. 8510, opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mrs Jäätteenmäki). Text adopted by the Assembly on 23 September 1999 (31st Sitting).

With reference to its Recommendation 1427 (1999), the Parliamentary Assembly:

1 resolves to intensify its own monitoring of compliance with international humanitarian law and instructs its Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) to include investigations into such compliance in its activities.
2 instructs its Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities to amend its Rules of Procedure to include respect for international humanitarian law among the conditions for granting Observer or Special Guest status with the Assembly.