Editorial Board members Prof Jack Beard, Prof Dale Stephens and Prof David Koplow, along with Rapporteurs Ms Joanna Jarose (University of Adelaide) and Mr Jon Natvig (University of Nebraska – Lincoln) recently attended a very successful State Engagement that was facilitated by the Dutch Government.
The Editorial Board is extremely grateful to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Defence for their generous and outstanding work in supporting this process.
Twenty-four States sent their official representatives to attend the State Engagement process as well as the ICRC. The Manual itself and its goals were recognised in complimentary terms by the State attendees as was the enormous work that the Editorial team had expended in its drafting. There were also many specific issues that were raised and discussed during the intensive State Engagement process that the Editorial Board are currently working in refining the Manual.