Thursday, September 30, 2010

International law becomes domestic

Uganda is looking to apply numerous international legal practices to domestic policy. The Uganda National Committee of International Humanitarian Law is engaged in debates numerous policies which the nation has ratified in the past, but has been slow to domesticate. Working with members of the International Red Cross, Uganda is taking a relaxed approach to implementation of the laws, which include articles of the Geneva Convention as well as a prohibition of stockpiling bacteriolgical and chemical weapons, and other weapons such as mines and incendiary weapons. It was noted that while 194 states world-wide have ratified the Geneva convention, only 91 have made efforts towards domestication of the document.

-Caleb Ray

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