Red Cross meet fails to agree on global plan to track rules of war

International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer delivers his speech at the start of an international conference on December 8, 2015 in GenevaMore than 100 nations attending a global meeting of the Red Cross in Geneva on Thursday failed to approve a new system for monitoring compliance with the rules of war. The measure had been sought by the government of Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) but it fell in the face of stiff resistance, a statement said. “It is disappointing that states could not agree on the original proposal,” ICRC president Peter Maurer said.

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