Contribution of the international committee of the red cross (ICRC) to the development and implementation of international humanitarian law
Abdullahi Bala Ado, Yaâ€™u Ibrahim Saleh, Musa Garba Usman
The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the development and implementation of international humanitarian law cannot be overemphasized. This is because of the humanitarian services and other gigantic role the organization play towards the development and implementation of IHL. It is therefore salient for the international community to recognize these services by the ICRC. Data from secondary sources which include text books, journals, newspapers, online materials etc, were used throughout the paper. Qualitative and descriptive analysis was therefore employed as method of data analysis. The paper reveals that despite the enormous effort of the ICRC in providing humanitarian aid, the organisation is battling with serious challenges especially the issue of non-compliance by states and inaccessibility to the victims of armed conflicts. Major recommendation offered by the paper calls for strict compliance to the provisions of IHL among other things.