International Humanitarian Law Digital App

21 Aug 2019

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions this past 12 August 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a digital application that provides access to international humanitarian law treaties and other related documents via tablets and smartphones.

The IHL Digital App has been developed by ICRC as a tool to support the promotion of IHL worldwide, inform the overall law and policy debate, and help professionals in their humanitarian dialogues and negotiation.

 Documents available through the App include:

  • The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols;
  • ICRC's original and updated Commentaries on the Conventions and Additional Protocols;
  • Rules of customary IHL.

Users can also check for state ratifications of specific IHL treaties, and all IHL treaties ratified by a particular state.

The App is multilingual, enables access to content in offline mode, and provides a quick search functionality.