IASC non-binding guidelines on the use of armed escorts for humanitarian convoys

The Discussion Paper and Non-Binding Guidelines on the “Use of Military or Armed Escorts for Humanitarian Convoys” were originally endorsed by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on 14 September 2001. The purpose of the guidelines was to assist a wide range of actors on when and how to use military or other forms of armed escorts to accompany humanitarian convoys.