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  1. International Expert Meeting Report: The Principle of Proportionality
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    International Expert Meeting Report: The Principle of Proportionality

    This report provides an account of the debates that took place during a meeting of international experts co-organized by the ICRC and Université Laval (Quebec) in June 2016 in Q... [Learn more]

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  2. The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Twenty Years of Saving Lives and Limbs and Reducing Civilian Suffering
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    The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Twenty Years of Saving Lives and Limbs and Reducing Civilian Suffering

    Twenty years after its adoption, the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention has an impressive record of success. The Convention is saving lives and limbs and furthering the aspiration of a worl... [Learn more]

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  3. Humanity in Action: Annual Review 2017
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    Humanity in Action: Annual Review 2017

    The annual review provides an at-a-glance guide to how we helped and protected victims of armed conflict and other violence in 2017. It provides facts and figures on our programmes around the wo... [Learn more]

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  4. Hungarian October
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    Hungarian October

    On the basis of the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Isabelle Vonèche Cardia analyses the action taken by the humanitarian organization during the events in Hunga... [Learn more]

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  5. Enhancing Protection in Armed Conflict through Domestic Law and Policy
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    Enhancing Protection in Armed Conflict through Domestic Law and Policy

    International humanitarian law (IHL) affords protection to people and property in armed conflict, but only if its rules are properly recognized, clearly understood and fully complied with, when ... [Learn more]

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  6. Engaging with People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence
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    Engaging with People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence

    This discussion paper is a response to the recognition that the nature of armed conflicts around the world is changing, that "digital disruption" is having an impact on the humanitaria... [Learn more]

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  7. Professional Standards for Protection Work (2018 abridged edition)
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    Professional Standards for Protection Work (2018 abridged edition)

    This abridged version of Professional Standards for Protection Work (third edition), published alongside the full version, is aimed at humanitarian and human rights actors engaged in protection ... [Learn more]

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  8. Professional Standards for Protection Work
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    Professional Standards for Protection Work

    Professional Standards for Protection Work (third edition) constitutes a set of minimum but essential standards aimed at ensuring that protection work carried out by human rights and humanitaria... [Learn more]

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  9. Zaza the 14-Year-Old Child Soldier
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    Zaza the 14-Year-Old Child Soldier

    Presently the world faces the serious problem of, “Child Soldiers and Sexual Violence in the times of conflict.” A challenging Journal Comics by a Writer and a Manga Artist who found... [Learn more]

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  10. Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2016
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    Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2016

    Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It is not an objective in itself but an essential part of fully integrating people with disabilities in society.

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  11. Safer Access in my Daily Work
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    Safer Access in my Daily Work

    The Safer Access brochure is intended for National Society staff and volunteers. It contains practical information, set out in a concise and visual form, on what contribution every individual ca... [Learn more]

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  12. Security Survey for Health Facilities
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    Security Survey for Health Facilities

    Strengthening the security and preparedness of health-care facilities to withstand violence and attacks is key to ensuring people continue to have access to health care in conflict, or other eme... [Learn more]

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  13. Missing Migrants and their Families - The ICRC's Recommendations to Policy-Makers
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    Missing Migrants and their Families - The ICRC's Recommendations to Policy-Makers

    This policy paper outlines key recommendations for policy-makers on ways to prevent migrants from going missing and, when they do, how to respond to the problem.

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  14. ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection
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    ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection

    Safeguarding the personal data of individuals, particularly in testing conditions, such as armed conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies, is an essential aspect of protecting people’s lives, t... [Learn more]
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  15. I saw my city die: Voices from the front lines of urban conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen
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    I saw my city die: Voices from the front lines of urban conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen

    Urban wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen are amongst the deadliest conflicts of our time. People’s homes, their doorsteps, their streets, their schools and their hospitals are all part of the b... [Learn more]

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  16. Enhancing Protection for Civilians in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence
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    Enhancing Protection for Civilians in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

    This brochure explains how the ICRC works to protect civilians in armed conflict and other situations of violence. [Learn more]
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  17. Tackling Weapon Contamination
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    Tackling Weapon Contamination

    Even after a conflict ends, landmines and other explosive remnants of war continue to kill and maim, block access to essential services and hinder reconciliation processes. This deadly problem h... [Learn more]

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  18. Humanity in Action - Annual Review 2016
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    Humanity in Action - Annual Review 2016

    The annual review describes how we helped and protected victims of armed conflict and other violence last year.

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  19. Time to Act: Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care
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    Time to Act: Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care

    What can we do to prevent attacks against patients, health workers, hospitals and ambulances?

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  20. Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice
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    Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice

    Millions of people have been displaced within their own countries by armed conflict or violence. Addressing their needs and providing durable solutions to their plight is the primary responsibil... [Learn more]

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  21. Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences
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    Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

    Protracted conflicts are a major cause of human suffering and can lead to long-term displacement, migration and development reversals. [Learn more]
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  22. Urban Violence and the ICRC's Humanitarian Response
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    Urban Violence and the ICRC's Humanitarian Response

    The destructive force of urban violence on people’s lives and livelihoods – and the suffering it causes – is a major concern of the ICRC in many countries in which it works aro... [Learn more]

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  23. Armed Violence and the New Urban Agenda: The ICRC's Recommendations for Habitat III
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    Armed Violence and the New Urban Agenda: The ICRC's Recommendations for Habitat III

    In many parts of the world, sustainable urban development is seriously hindered by armed conflict and chronic urban violence. 

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  24. Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems
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    Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems

    This new leaflet is designed to help members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement address misuse of the emblem. It explains the purpose of the emblems and why it is important... [Learn more]

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  25. Protecting Health Care: Key Recommendations
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    Protecting Health Care: Key Recommendations

    This guide provides recommendations for devising policies and strategies and for developing and implementing practical measures to prevent violence against patients, health-care workers and facilit... [Learn more]
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  26. Remembering the Shoah: The ICRC and the International Community's Efforts in Responding to Genocide and Protecting Civilians
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    Remembering the Shoah: The ICRC and the International Community's Efforts in Responding to Genocide and Protecting Civilians

    This booklet contains the proceedings of an event co-organized by the ICRC and the World Jewish Congress to mark 70 years since the end of the Shoah. [Learn more]
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  27. Urban Services during Protracted Armed Conflict
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    Urban Services during Protracted Armed Conflict

    Based on more than 30 years of ICRC experience in protracted armed conflict in urban settings, this report underlines the challenges and proposes new avenues to better respond to the needs of urban... [Learn more]
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  28. Violence and the Use of Force
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    Violence and the Use of Force

    This booklet provides a summary of three different legal situations: armed conflict, situations other than armed conflict, and peace support operations. [Learn more]
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  29. Safer Access: A Guide for All National Societies (includes 3 case studies)
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    Safer Access: A Guide for All National Societies (includes 3 case studies)

    This guide is designed to support National Societies in fulfilling their humanitarian mandate and roles, particularly when working in sensitive and insecure contexts including armed conflict, inter... [Learn more]
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  30. Violence against health care - IRRC No. 889
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    Violence against health care - IRRC No. 889

    Patients and health-care personnel alike face extraordinary risks in today's armed conflicts and other emergencies.

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  31. Sexual violence in armed conflict, Vol. 96, no. 894
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    Sexual violence in armed conflict, Vol. 96, no. 894

    Sexual violence has been, and to a large extent continues to be, shrouded in silence. However, the dynamics behind it, including its prevalence and horrific toll on individuals and societi... [Learn more]

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  32. Safer Access Practical Resource Pack (flyer)
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    Safer Access Practical Resource Pack (flyer)

    The Safer Access practical resource pack flyer highlights the purpose, benefit and contents of the pack. [Learn more]
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  33. Strengthening Protection in War: A Search for Professional Standards
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    Strengthening Protection in War: A Search for Professional Standards

    This volume presents the results of workshops on protecting civilians in armed conflict and situations of internal violence (including contributions by over 100 professionals from 50 different orga... [Learn more]
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