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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURIDICAL AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS FOR THE PROMOTION OF AND RESPECT FOR INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW 

Washington, D.C., March 6, 2002

AGENDA

(Adopted at the Regular Meeting of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs on February 21, 2002)


Introduction

I. Conference of Government Experts on the Application of International Humanitarian Law and Related Inter-American Conventions, held in San José, Costa Rica, on March 6-8, 2001

1. Report of the OAS Secretariat for Legal Affairs

2. Conclusions and Follow-up to the Conference
(Spanish only)


II. Fulfillment of resolution AG/RES. 1770 (XXXI-O/01) of the OAS General Assembly regarding the Statute of the International Criminal Court at the Hemispheric level


III. Fulfillment of Resolution AG/RES. 1771 (XXXI-O/01) of the OAS General Assembly (Promotion of and Respect for International Human Law)

1. Implementation of international humanitarian law standards at the national level

2. Dissemination of international humanitarian law among the armed forces and security forces of member states. 
Presentation: Inter-American Defense College

3. Update on inter-American demining efforts (Conclusions of the Conference of Managua)
Presentation: Ambassador Lombardo Martínez Cabezas
4. Involvement of children in armed conflicts and their protection

5. Development of new weapons and methods of warfare. Study of their effects pursuant to Article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention


IV. The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the formation of national committees to implement international humanitarian law 


V. Drafting of a Rapporteur's report and possible presentation of conclusions of the Special Meeting for presentation to:

1. The Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA IV) and

2. The Thirty-second OAS General Assembly (in accordance with the procedures currently in effect)

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