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  1. Dignity and Safety in Restrictive Detention Regimes
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    Dignity and Safety in Restrictive Detention Regimes

    Detention is already a severe restriction of a person’s freedom. But some detainees are subject to even greater restrictions during their time in custody.

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  2. Ageing and Detention
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    Ageing and Detention

    Although all older people have the same basic needs, failure to meet these needs – and the additional needs that arise in detention – can have particularly severe consequences, and t... [Learn more]

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Passive Security - Technical Guidance for ICRC Premises in the Field
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    Passive Security - Technical Guidance for ICRC Premises in the Field

    In the field, the safety and security of humanitarian workers is a major concern, especially in conflict zones. To address it, passive security measures can be implemented to help mitigate the e... [Learn more]

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
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    Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

    War and violence destroy communities and countries all over the world, and have a devastating impact on the mental health of millions of people. 

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action
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    Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

    This Handbook was published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub and ICRC’s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project. It is aimed at the staff of humanitarian organizations involved i... [Learn more]

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  13. 40th Anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions
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    40th Anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions

    This short report describes the impact that the Additional Protocols have had on norms, how they have shaped the practice of parties to conflict and why they remain relevant today, 40 years afte... [Learn more]

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Sexual Violence in Detention
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    Sexual Violence in Detention

    In this document, the ICRC examines sexual violence specifically in relation to people deprived of their liberty.

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  19. 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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  20. Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders
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    Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders

    Proper and dignified management of the dead in disasters is one of the three key pillars of humanitarian response and a fundamental factor in facilitating identification of the deceased and help... [Learn more]

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Women and War
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    Women and War

    This publication looks at the ways in which women can be affected by conflict and the actions taken by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to take their specific needs into account. [Learn more]
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  26. Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide
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    Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide

    This booklet will be of great assistance to health authorities, prison authorities and all those responsible for the provision of health care in prisons who seek to maintain or improve the health o... [Learn more]
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  27. Strengthening International Humanitarian Law Protecting Persons Deprived of their Liberty: Thematic Consultation of Government Experts on Grounds and Procedures for Internment and Detainee Transfers, Montreux, Switzerland, 20-22 October 2014
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    Strengthening International Humanitarian Law Protecting Persons Deprived of their Liberty: Thematic Consultation of Government Experts on Grounds and Procedures for Internment and Detainee Transfers, Montreux, Switzerland, 20-22 October 2014

    This report provides an account of the October 2014 thematic consultation of government experts on grounds and procedures for internment and detainee transfers. [Learn more]
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  28. Strengthening International Humanitarian Law Protecting Persons Deprived of their Liberty: Thematic Consultation of Government Experts on Conditions of Detention and Particularly Vulnerable Detainees
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    Strengthening International Humanitarian Law Protecting Persons Deprived of their Liberty: Thematic Consultation of Government Experts on Conditions of Detention and Particularly Vulnerable Detainees

    This report provides an account of the January 2014 thematic consultation of government experts on conditions of detention and particularly vulnerable detainees. [Learn more]
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  29. Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups
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    Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups

    Children associated with armed forces or groups often see, suffer and perpetrate atrocities. Both the brochure and the ICRC's work with children affected by conflict and violence emphasize children... [Learn more]
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  30. Children and Detention
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    Children and Detention

    Detention for adults can be stressful and dangerous. For children, it can be even worse. This booklet explains the hardships that children face when they or their relatives are held in detention. [Learn more]
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Missing People, DNA Analysis and Identification of Human Remains: A Guide to Best Practice in Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Armed Violence
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    Missing People, DNA Analysis and Identification of Human Remains: A Guide to Best Practice in Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Armed Violence

    This manual offers practical guidance to practitioners involved in the identification of the missing and the use of forensic DNA analysis. [Learn more]
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  34. Guidelines for Investigating Deaths in Custody
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    Guidelines for Investigating Deaths in Custody

    These Guidelines provide guidance to detaining authorities, investigating authorities, humanitarian agencies and others on preventing deaths in custody. [Learn more]
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  35. ICRC Policy Document on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Inflicted on Persons Deprived of their Liberty
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    ICRC Policy Document on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Inflicted on Persons Deprived of their Liberty

    This set of policy guidelines was adopted by the ICRC's Assembly Council on 9 June 2011. It strongly reflects the ICRC's conviction that torture and other forms of ill-treatment must be absolutely... [Learn more]
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  36. Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) (leaflet)
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    Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) (leaflet)

    EHL is an education programme that introduces young people to the basic rules and principles of IHL and enables them to develop a “humanitarian” perspective. [Learn more]
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  37. Action by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Event of Violations of International Humanitarian Law or of Other Fundamental Rules Protecting Persons in Situations of Violence
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    Action by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Event of Violations of International Humanitarian Law or of Other Fundamental Rules Protecting Persons in Situations of Violence

    The guidelines concerning ICRC action in the event of violations of international humanitarian law have recently been reviewed and supplemented to take account of various developments that have aff... [Learn more]
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  38. Addressing Internal Displacement in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Violence
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    Addressing Internal Displacement in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Violence

    At the end of 2016 there were more than 40 million internally displaced people worldwide. They suffer extreme hardship as displacement disrupts their lives and livelihoods and exposes them to a ... [Learn more]

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  39. Internal Displacement in Armed Conflict: Facing Up to the Challenges
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    Internal Displacement in Armed Conflict: Facing Up to the Challenges

    This ICRC report highlights the reasons people are forced to flee, the risks they face and how they cope. [Learn more]
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  40. Missing Persons: A Hidden Tragedy
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    Missing Persons: A Hidden Tragedy

    People have gone missing as long as men have been fighting wars. The plight of people missing in armed conflict and the suffering of their families has been a consistent concern to the ICRC. [Learn more]
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  41. Distinction: Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict
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    Distinction: Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict

    A concise overview of the requirements of all parties to an armed conflict to distinguish between civilians and combatants, civilian objects and military targets. [Learn more]
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  42. Staying Alive: Safety and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Volunteers in Conflict Areas
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    Staying Alive: Safety and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Volunteers in Conflict Areas

    Expert practical advice on security in situations of armed conflict [Learn more]
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  43. The Missing and their Families: Documents of Reference
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    The Missing and their Families: Documents of Reference

    This publication contains the key documents of the International Conference of Governmental and Non-Governmental Experts and the 28th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent both... [Learn more]
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  44. Operational Best Practices regarding the Management of Human Remains and Information on the Dead by Non-Specialists
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    Operational Best Practices regarding the Management of Human Remains and Information on the Dead by Non-Specialists

    Compilation of all recommendations and best practices relating to the proper handling of the remains of those who die in direct or indirect relation to an armed conflict or internal violence, for i... [Learn more]
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  45. Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: An ICRC Guidance Document
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    Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: An ICRC Guidance Document

    Aimed at staff concerned with the planning and implementation of humanitarian programmes, this document is intended as a means of sharing ICRC's experience with other organisations. [Learn more]
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  46. The Missing
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    The Missing

    This brochure outlines the various situations that can lead to people becoming unaccounted for. [Learn more]
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  47. Women Facing War
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    Women Facing War

    This ICRC study is an extensive reference document on the impact of armed conflict on the lives of women. [Learn more]
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