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Activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Recommendation 1842 (2008)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 26 June 2008 (26th Sitting) (see Doc. 11608, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, rapporteur: Mr Hancock). Text adopted by the Assembly on 26 June 2008 (26th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1623 (2008) on the same subject and invites the Committee of Ministers to take into account the ideas and proposals contained therein.
2. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
2.1 support the ICRC in its work on monitoring conditions of detention;
2.2 co-operate with the ICRC on promoting humanitarian assistance for persons affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence (including refugees and internally displaced persons);
2.3 contribute to solving the issue of persons missing as a result of armed conflict and other situations of violence in Europe;
2.4 promote both the dissemination and implementation of international humanitarian law at national level.
3. The Assembly furthermore asks the Committee of Ministers to instruct the Steering Committee for Education (CDED) of the Council of Europe to examine ways to support the ICRC in their efforts to include knowledge about international humanitarian law in school curricula under the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) programme of the ICRC.