Military forces are increasingly engaged in security operations and, as such, have to operate within the law enforcement paradigm. The ICRC has therefore produced this guide for military doctrine writers and military professionals, based on its observations, lessons and experience in the specific application of the law to military operations, and the associated risks in humanitarian terms. By publishing this guidance, the ICRC hopes to encourage military forces to review - and, where possible, develop and improve - their security-operations planning procedures and, in doing so, reduce potential humanitarian risks.
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