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Costa Rica : The Costa Rican Commission on International Humanitarian Law (CCDIH) participates in the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of Broadcasters of the Costa Rican Red Cross.

The Costa Rican Commission on International Humanitarian Law (CCDIH) participates in the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of Broadcasters of the Costa Rican Red Cross that takes place on August 10 and 11, 2019, in Costa Rica, at the gates of the commemoration of the 70 years of the adoption of the Geneva Conventions. Since the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and its three Additional Protocols, Costa Rica has been consolidating a strong national system of measures, standards and instruments to strengthen the adoption, dissemination and application of international humanitarian law in The national territory and internationally.

The diplomat Adriana Solano Lacl, head of the department of international law and human rights of the Directorate General for Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGPE), in her capacity as President of the CCDIH, recalled that this year the Commission celebrates its 15th anniversary. With the collaboration of Mr. Luis Alonso Serrano, diffuser of the Red Cross, Mrs. Solano delivered Mr. Milton Chaverri, Director of Doctrine, Principles and Values ??of the Costa Rican Red Cross, active member of the CCDHI, the invitation and original folder issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the inaugural act of the work of the CCDIH in 2004.

Armed conflicts are a sad reality on the planet, which undermines the life and dignity of entire nations, destroys families and impoverishes people. Faced with the great challenges of the world, which strengthen conflicts, today more than ever we are called to fight for peace, democracy, social justice, sustainable development and respect for human dignity prevail. In periods of peace and stability, the creation of mechanisms for dialogue, training and prevention should be encouraged to defend the principles that guide international humanitarian law in the dark times, said the President in her speech. He also highlighted some efforts made by the CCDIH; the work of the subcommission to incorporate rules and doctrine of IHL into Costa Rican legislation, the efforts of the dissemination and teaching subcommission for the annual organization of training courses and talks on IHL, and more recently the efforts of the cultural property protection subcommission for the placement of blue shields for cultural property protection in case of conflict and natural disasters, all in a joint alliance between national institutions and organizations such as the Costa Rican Red Cross. The CCDHI has the participation of 16 institutions and a technical secretary in charge of the diplomat Roberto Cspedes, human rights advisor at the DGPE. and more recently the efforts of the cultural property protection subcommission for the placement of blue shields for cultural property protection in case of conflict and natural disasters, all in a joint alliance between national institutions and organizations such as the Costa Rican Red Cross. The CCDHI has the participation of 16 institutions and a technical secretary in charge of the diplomat Roberto Cspedes, human rights advisor at the DGPE. and more recently the efforts of the cultural property protection subcommission for the placement of blue shields for cultural property protection in case of conflict and natural disasters, all in a joint alliance between national institutions and organizations such as the Costa Rican Red Cross. The CCDHI has the participation of 16 institutions and a technical secretary in charge of the diplomat Roberto Cspedes, human rights advisor at the DGPE.

The Costa Rican Red Cross has invaluablely supported the people of Costa Rica and their State since 1885 and in the consolidation of IHL. The Costa Rican Red Cross, as a member of the CCDIH, exalts the work of the Costa Rican commission on international humanitarian law through the permanent exercise of its seven Fundamental Principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteering, unity and universality. Therefore, the CCDIH supports efforts to protect, protect and enforce the emblems of the Red Cross Movement, in its protective use. The XXXIII International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent will be held from December 9-12, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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