A Forum was jointly organized by AALCO and the ICRC on 15 November 2019 at the AALCO Headquarters in New Delhi to commemorate 70 years of the Geneva Conventions. The objective of the Forum was to sensitize the audience to the continued importance and relevance of these Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, and to share legal and practical measures to improve the implementation of existing international humanitarian law (IHL) obligations.
The Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), originally known as the Asian Legal Consultative Committee (ALCC), was constituted on 15 November 1956. It is considered to be a tangible outcome of the historic Bandung Conference, held in Indonesia, in April 1955. Seven Asian States, namely Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, and the United Arab Republic (now Arab Republic of Egypt and Syrian Arab Republic) are the original Member States. Later, in April 1958, in order to include participation of countries of the continent of Africa its name was changed to Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee (AALCC). At the Fortieth Annual Session, held at the Headquarters of AALCC in New Delhi, in 2001, the name of the Committee was changed to Asian-African Legal Consultative… Read-More