SPLA officers learn command responsibility, military justice in Malakal
21 May 2013 - In assisting the South Sudanese military to become a professional army, UNMISS concluded a two-day training on command responsibility and military justice today in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal.
The training for 15 high-ranking Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) officers, carried out by UNMISS Military Liaison Officers (MLOs), covered the law of armed conflict, including sections on military necessity, discrimination and unnecessary suffering.
"The objective is to enlighten very senior military commanders (on these topics) ... under the SPLA rules and regulations and other South Sudanese legal instruments" said MLO team facilitator Joshua Fada.
"We will continue working with the SPLA in international warfare regulation as specified under Geneva Conventions" he added.