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Mali: All Sides Must Abide by Laws of War

Email All warring parties in northern Mali are obligated to abide by the laws of war in the event of a Malian military offensive against opposition armed groups in the Kidal region. Past abuses have heightened concerns about the need for all armed forces to minimize harm to civilians and ensure the humane treatment of all prisoners, in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Conventions and customary international humanitarian law. (Nairobi) – All warring parties in northern Mali are obligated to abide by the laws of war in the event of a Malian military offensive against opposition armed…

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