|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||C 303, Pages 12-17|
These EU Guidelines set out operational tools for the European Union to promote compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) through its relations with the rest of the world.
International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict and to protect civilians and others not taking part in hostilities, is a cornerstone of modern international law. The Guidelines are addressed at all those taking action within the context of the EU’s relations with the rest of the world, with a view to limiting the impact of armed conflict on civilians and prisoners. They complement guidelines and other common positions adopted by the EU in relation to human rights.
The Guidelines were first adopted by the Council of the European Union in 2005 and later updated in 2009. They are for the public (including EU institutional) or non-state actors (non-governmental organisations, etc.) operating in the European Union.
|Subject Categories||Law, Politics and International Relations, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Fundamental | Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid | Assistance, International Law, Wars | Conflicts|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|