China urges countries to fulfill obligations under Int'l humanitarian law

Added On August 15, 2019

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting, Zhang Jun, Chinese permanent representative to the UN, said that the Geneva Conventions and additional protocols are "shining principles of humanity" which have received universal support from all countries.
Zhang said that the international security situation remains grave and fraught with new dynamics and that traditional and non-traditional security threats are intertwined.
He said governments in all circumstances bear the primary responsibility to comply with the international humanitarian law and this role is irreplaceable.
Zhang added that any violation of the international humanitarian law should be investigated and punished.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, which regulate the conduct of armed conflict and are considered the cornerstone of international humanitarian law.
China was among the first countries to accede to the general Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols.
According to Zhang, the Chinese government has been taking useful and practical measures to implement, study and disseminate international humanitarian law.