Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict ~ ReliefWeb.
New International Guidelines Address an Insidious Gap in Protecting Education During War
(Geneva, December 16, 2014) – Government armed forces and non-state armed groups should refrain from using education facilities for military purposes in accordance with the new Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict, unveiled today at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The release of the guidelines follows a March 2014 UN Security Council resolution encouraging all states to take action to deter the use of schools by armed forces and groups in contravention of applicable international law.
“The guidelines provide a practical tool for preventing schools from becoming part of the front lines during war,” said Diya…
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