Report to – 33rd IC Resolution 1: Bringing IHL home: A road map for better national implementation of international humanitarian law (33IC/19/R1) – Slovenia

  1. ¿ Ha incorporado el Estado/la Sociedad Nacional/la institución los empeños contenidos en esta resolución en los planes estratégicos u operativos pertinentes?

    Los compromisos han sido incorporados en
    plan operativo

    A nacional nivel

    Respect for international law, including IHL is one of the priorities of the Slovenian Foreign Policy. Slovenia promotes dissemination and respect for IHL at the domestic level through regular consultations between the Slovenian and German IHL committees. In 2021, the experts of the ICRC significantly enriched these consultations with their expertise. Doctors without Borders joined the discussion for the first time. The consultations were held in accordance with the resolution adopted at the 33rd Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent titled "Bringing IHL Home" and addressed contemporary IHL issues. These issues were: attacks against medical and humanitarian personnel, challenges of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission and the UN Human Rights Committee, protection of media professionals in armed conflicts and spreading of IHL knowledge at the domestic level. On 16 and 17 November 2021, during its presidency of the EU Council, Slovenia organised regional consultations for the first time, under the resolution "Bringing IHL Home." These consultations brought together the Slovenian, Austrian, Dutch, French and German IHL committees and the MFA of Portugal. Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy of ICRC, was a keynote speaker. The chairpersons of the five national IHL committees compared the mandates, tasks, composition and challenges of their committees. The committees exchanged good practices, experiences and lessons learned. The second panel addressed the topics of climate change and armed conflicts from the political, scientific and humanitarian perspectives. The final panel focused on the protection of the environment during and after armed conflicts. The panellists underlined that the environment is often directly attacked or incidentally affected in the course of military operations. The environmental consequences of armed conflicts can contribute to climate change. The regional legal adviser of the ICRC underlined the aim and main elements of the ICRC updated Guidelines on the Protection of the Natural Environment in Armed Conflict.

  2. Ha trabajado el Estado/la Sociedad Nacional/la institución con otros asociados para poner en práctica los empeños contenidos en esta resolución?

    En asociación con:
    Sociedad Nacional de la Cruz Roja o de la Media Luna Roja de su país
    gobierno y/o autoridades públicas
    CICR/Federación Internacional
    otras Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja
    asociados en los ámbitos humanitario y de desarrollo (por ejemplo, Naciones Unidas, organizaciones no gubernamentales)
    mundo académico

    Ejemplos de cooperación:
    In the implementation process of the commitments contained in this resolution Slovenia has been closely working with the ICRC, Doctors with Borders, the Austrian, Dutch, French and German IHL national committees and the MFA of Portugal. At the domestic level all stakeholders of the Slovenian national IHL committee, such as representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, defence, interior, health, culture and justice, further academia, the Slovenian Red Cross Society and the Peacekeeping Operations Training Centre (POTC) have been deeply engaged in the implementation of this resolution.

  3. ¿Ha habido dificultades para poner en práctica los empeños contenidos en esta resolución?

    Describa detalladamente estas dificultades:
    During the Covid-19 pandemic, Slovenia organised two international events, one in May 2021 and the other in November 2021 in online form. Special attention was dedicated to technical aspects of the two events.

  4. ¿Han incidido los empeños contenidos en esta resolución en el trabajo y la dirección del Estado/la Sociedad Nacional/la institución?

    Tipo de repercusión:
    fortalecimiento de la cooperación entre el gobierno o las autoridades públicas y la Sociedad Nacional
    aumento de la eficacia y la eficiencia de los programas y operaciones
    establecimiento o fortalecimiento de asociaciones con otros actores humanitarios

    Describa detalladamente las repercusiones:
    The Slovenian national IHL committee proposed that the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport revive the international education programme Exploring Humanitarian Law. This programme introduces young people between 13 and 18 years of age to the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian law. By organising these international events the Slovenian IHL committee has enhanced its visibility. Slovenia has also reaffirmed its deep commitment to IHL.

  5. 5. Han incidido los empeños contenidos en esta resolución en las comunidades a las que el Estado/la Sociedad Nacional/la institución presta servicios?

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