FULL INTEGRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS {HR} TRAINING

Created: 2/4/1987

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4 FEB

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FROfl: HEADQUARTERS

THRU: PAULV

TO: ALCONV

SUBJECT: FULL INTEGRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS <HR> TRAINJNGV

REFERENCES:

A- PREVIOUS GUIDANCE FROM' HEADQUARTERS> SUBJECT: "NEED TO REFINE TACTICAL

B- TRAINING CIRCULAR

TRAINING".

HOSSELECTED

IN LAbl OFt JUNE

APPROVED FOR RELEASE DATE: 5

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ft. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. YOU SHOULD RESUME THf FULL INTEGRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUCTION INTO THE TRAINING PROGRAMS AT YOUR LOCATION. WHILE HE REALIZE THIS GUIDANCE MAINLY APPLIES TO THE GWL COURSE. UE UANT YOU TO INCORPORATE HR TRAINING INTO ALL THREE COURSES-

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2- IN COORDINATION NITH THE DEPARTMENT OF"STATE -HA/HR OFFICE. HE BELIEVE THE MOST EFFECTIVE APPROACH .ifOft INCULCATING THE NOR UITH RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE AND BASIC INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS/LIBERTIES IS TO INTEGRATE THIS INSTRUCTIONHE ENTIRE TRAINING PROGRAM OF THE COURSE RATHER THANLASS ON "HUMAN RIGHTS". THE LATTER APPROACH WOULD NO DOUBTTUtJN-OFF* TO THE STUDENTS WHO MAY RESENT AN HR LECTURE-MORE IMPORTANTLY* IT WOULD NOT BE MEANINGFUL .TO THEM UNLESS. THEY COULD RELATE IT TO PRACTICAL SITUATIONS THEY MAYTHEREFORE* HE WANT PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED HR TRAINING THAT POSES SITUATIONS THEY MAY WELL THE FOLLOWING

SITUATIONS/ISSUES/SUBJECTS FALL UNDER THE GENERAL CATEGORYWHICH NEEDS TO BE INTEGRATED INTO THEOF '.

A- LAW OF LAND WARFARE

<NOTE: THIS INCLUDES SELECTED CASE STUDIESIH REF 8- YOU SHOULD SELECT THOSE THATUERRILLA UAR"

8- GENEVA CONVENTION WITH PROTOCOLSPPLY

NOTE: STATE DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESSAINING THESE DOCUMENTS AND UE WILL SHIP THEfl TO YOU ASAP -

C CODE OF

D- TREATMENT OF KNOWN OR SUSPECTED ENEMY PERSONNEL-

E- WEAPONS FIRE CONTROL AND FIRE DISCIPLINE-

ACTION TRAINING UHICH

SPECIFICALLY DEALS WITH GAINING POPULAR SUPPORT BY RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS-

G- SPECIAL SITUATIONS/ISSUES:

<1> AVOIDANCE OF FORCED RECRUITMENT .

<e> PROHIBITION OF SUMMARY EXECUTIONS -(

NOTE: EMPHASIS IS PLACED-ON THE NEED IO AVOID

EXECUTING VILLAGERS WHO ARE FINGERED AS SANDINISTA SYMPATHIZERS

STUDENTS SHOULD DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM WHICH

PRECLUDES DEADLY FORCE AGAINST CIVILIANS EVEN If THEY ARE

SUPPORTIVE OF THE SANDINISTAS-

<3> USE OF COMMAND DETONATED MINES-'

NOTE: INSTRUCTION SHOULD* POINT OUT THE DANGERS OF

USING PRESSURE DETONATED MINES AND TRIP WIRES- ;

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tt> RESPECT FOR RED CROSS FACILITIES AND

PERSONNEL-

NOTE: SITUATION SHOULD INVOLVEOUNDED UNIFORM EPS SOLDIER BEING TREATEDED CROSS FACILITY WHEN

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RESISTANCE FORCES ENTER THE .

<S> NEED TO DOCUMENT SANDINISTA HR ABUSES-NOTE 1 EMPHASIS WILL BE ON THE NEED FOR DETAILED

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Information to include the names of sandinista commandersresponsible for it, if

espect for representativeote: students should participate in an open and clostd ballot election to understand the rights of individuals in the electoral process - ultimately, representee democracy is the best example (and guardian)ociety's respect for human rights- it is also the final objectivc of the nm movement. therefore, the students need to not only. experience

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ah election but understand its relationship to hr values and the resistance cause- it may *seem that this special situation

more appropriately belongs to the

rather than the hr block - itoot point of categorization. for our purposes he uill assign this to the hr block and'integrate it into the training as you see- the abovc list is not all inclusive and certain

subjects or special situations/issues may be added in the

FUTURE. THE KEY IS TO IMPART THE HR TRAININGNTEGRATING IT INTO THE THE REST OF THE TRAINING- CERTAIN SUBJECTS CAN ST AND ON THEIR OUN WITH SEPARATE CLASSES BEARING THE SUBJECT TITLES -SUCH AS TOPICS CITED IN PARAGRAPH ?. HROUGH f ABOVE- THE SPECIAL SITUATIONS OR ITED IHNEED TO BE INTEGRATED IN OTHER BLOCKS OF INSTRUCTION- THE HOST OBVIOUS BLOCK IN WHICH TO INTEGRATE THESE ISSUES" IS IN THE

OBVIOUSLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF WHO IS ASSISTING US BELIEVESIS

THE BEST PLACE FOR THIS TYPE OF YpU SHOULD USEAT TO THE BEST WAY TO INTEGRATE THESE SPECIAL , YOUOT FEEL RESTRICTED IN UHERE

INTEGRATE THE HR TRAINING AND HOW OFTEN IT IS

AL SO . IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT JUSTLASS ONU OF LAND UAR IS MEANINGLESS UNLESS YOU INTEGRATE SOME OF THE ISSUES IH YOUR FIELD THE KEY TO HAVING EFFECTIVE HR TRAINING IS TO PERIODICALLY CONFRONT THE STUDENTS WITH A

VARIETY Of SITUATIONS WITH AN HR DIMENSION TO DECISION YOU SHOULD TEST STUDENT HREMODALITIES OF THIS TO '

1. IN SUPPORT OF THE ABOVE GUIDANCE. REflUEST YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:

. U) WITHIN THE REMAINING TIME LEFT IN

THE MAX1MUN HR TRAINING DESCRIBED ABOVE INTO THEINIMUM, ALL THE SPECIALHOULD BE V

(8) DOCunENT WHAT THAT PLAN IS AND SUBMIT IT TO PAULUHO IN TURN WILL FORWARD IT TO HEADQUARTERS- THIS DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED TO ASSIST DEPARTMENT OF UMAN AFFAIRS/HUMAN IGHTS fHA/HR) AND OURSELVES UNDERSTAND WHAT HR TRAINING WAS ONDUCTED- DOCUMENTATION OF HR TRAINING. AS DEFINED AfiOVEiSHOULD COVER THE SECOND ITERATION OF ALL THREE COURSES WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE THE REMAINING. PERIOD WITHYOU SHOULD ADDRESS HOW YOU TEST STUDENT COMPREHENSION.

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