"Disseminating and Understanding the Code of Ethics and Military Conduct" Seminar


















WFM-IGP and its two networks – the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, in collaboration with la
Coordination Africaine des droits de l’homme pour les armées (CADHA) – The African Coordination for Human Rights Education for the Armed Forces organizedon August 29 and 30, 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, a seminar on "Disseminating and Understanding the Code of Ethics and Military Conduct". This seminar brought together officers, non-commissioned officers and experts in human rights.

The main objective of the seminar was to strengthen the capacity of women and men in arms in Human Rights and the main articulations of the Code of Ethics and Military Conduct to confirm the results of "Zero cases of violation of human rights by the Armed Forces and Security ".

Opening remarks at the seminar were delivered by CADHA's Interim General Coordinator, Mr. Massoma DOSSO, WFM-IGP Regional focal point – Francophone Africa, Mr. Ali OUATTARA, and the representative of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colonel Major FLAN Yibagbeu, commander of the first military region.

In his address, the interim coordinator of CADHA indicated that it is necessary and appropriate to equip women and men in arms with instruments relating to their profession and also human rights in order to avoid violations of human rights.

For its part, WFM-IGP Regional focal point – Francophone Africa emphasized the need for integrating modules on international criminal justice into the training curricula of the Armed Forces and the Security Forces in Côte d’Ivoire.

As for the representative of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he urged participants to be attentive and to take advantage of this seminar to amass the maximum of knowledge, insofar as they are privileged and represent the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who attaches importance to the training of his troops.

The two-day workshop included presentations of the modules on Human Rights, the Code of Ethics and Military Conduct, Sexual Violence related to Conflict, the Convention against Torture, International Criminal Justice, Humanitarian International Law and Gender-Based Violence.

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