International Humanitarian Law Digital App

21 Aug 2019 8:0

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.