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  1. The Convention on Cluster Munitions: The First Ten Years
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    The Convention on Cluster Munitions: The First Ten Years

    This booklet summarizes the achievements made in the ten years since the Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted.

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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. Understanding the Arms Trade Treaty from a Humanitarian Perspective
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    Understanding the Arms Trade Treaty from a Humanitarian Perspective

    This publication provides an overview of the Arms Trade Treaty’s background, its object and purpose and its main requirements. 

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  4. Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria ‒ a Practical Guide
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    Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria ‒ a Practical Guide

    The ICRC’s Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria ‒ a Practical Guide aims to assist States and concerned organization... [Learn more]

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  5. The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Treaty to End Decades of Civilian Suffering
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    The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Treaty to End Decades of Civilian Suffering

    This brochure provides an overview of the cluster munitions problem, the main provisions of the Convention and the steps required to meet its commitments. [Learn more]
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  6. 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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  7. Autonomous Weapon Systems: Implications of Increasing Autonomy in the Critical Functions of Weapons
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    Autonomous Weapon Systems: Implications of Increasing Autonomy in the Critical Functions of Weapons

    The development of autonomous weapon systems raises the prospect of the loss of human control over weapons and the use of force.

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  8. Expert Meeting: Autonomous Weapon Systems, Technical, Military, Legal and Humanitarian Aspects
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    Expert Meeting: Autonomous Weapon Systems, Technical, Military, Legal and Humanitarian Aspects

    The ICRC convened an international expert meeting on autonomous weapon systems from 26 to 28 March 2014. It brought together government experts from 21 States and 13 individual experts, including r... [Learn more]
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  9. Explosive Remnants of War
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    Explosive Remnants of War

    This brochure highlights the risks posed by unexploded and abandoned ordnance in war-affected countries, and summarizes the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War, a treaty adopted by States in 2003... [Learn more]
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  10. Expert Meeting: Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas
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    Expert Meeting: Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

    In 2011, the ICRC stated that explosive weapons with wide-area effects should not be used in densely populated areas due to the significant likelihood of indiscriminate effects. [Learn more]
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  11. Red Cross Red Crescent: Lost in migration (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Lost in migration (magazine)

    One hundred years after the establishment of the Central Tracing Agency and the International Prisoners-of-War Agency, the complex issue of migration offers new challenges for the Movement’s Restor... [Learn more]
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  12. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response: Introductory Guidance
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    Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response: Introductory Guidance

    The ICRC might be required to undertake activities in locations where there is the potential for intentional or unintentional release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) agents. [Learn more]
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  13. Protecting Civilians and Humanitarian Action through the Arms Trade Treaty
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    Protecting Civilians and Humanitarian Action through the Arms Trade Treaty

    For a treaty prohibiting the transfer of arms where there is a clear risk that they will be used to commit violations of IHL. [Learn more]
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  14. Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical Events
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    Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical Events

    This leaftet aims to raise awareness on basic measures to protect oneself and others in case of NRBC exposure. [Learn more]
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  15. The Mine Ban Convention: Progress and Challenges in the Second Decade
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    The Mine Ban Convention: Progress and Challenges in the Second Decade

    This publication provides an overview of the achievements and challenges of the Mine Ban Convention in its second decade of operation. [Learn more]
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  16. Cluster Munitions: Decades of Failure, Decades of Civilian Suffering
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    Cluster Munitions: Decades of Failure, Decades of Civilian Suffering

    These four fact sheets provide an overview of the cluster munitions problem, the challenges in clearing these weapons, the needs of victims, and the role of the RC and RC Movement in reduc... [Learn more]

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  17. Weapon Contamination
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    Weapon Contamination

    The brochure summarizes the problem of weapon contamination and describes how the ICRC acts to protect civilians from the effects of weapon contamination. Topics include clearance, risk education a... [Learn more]
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  18. Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction
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    Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction

    This booklet contains the text of the Convention. It is intended to promote understanding of the Convention's rules and to facilitate its ratification and implementation by governments. [Learn more]
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  19. Convention on Cluster Munitions
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    Convention on Cluster Munitions

    This booklet contains the text of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is intended to promote understanding of the Convention's rules and to facilitate its ratification and implementation. [Learn more]
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  20. A Guide to the Legal Review of New Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare
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    A Guide to the Legal Review of New Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare

    Measures to Implement Article 36 of Additional Protocol I of 1977 [Learn more]
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  21. Expert Meeting: Humanitarian, Military, Technical and Legal Challenges of Cluster Munitions
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    Expert Meeting: Humanitarian, Military, Technical and Legal Challenges of Cluster Munitions

    Summary report of the ICRC Expert Meeting on the Humanitarian, Military, Technical and Legal Challenges of Cluster Munitions, 2007. [Learn more]
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  22. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
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    Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects

    This publication contains the text of the Convention, its Protocols and the amendments adopted through 28 November 2003. [Learn more]
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  23. 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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  24. Targeting the Weapons: Reducing the Human Cost of Unregulated Arms Availability
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    Targeting the Weapons: Reducing the Human Cost of Unregulated Arms Availability

    The increased risk that civilians face due to the current inadequate controls on arms availability, combined with the frequent use of weapons in violation of IHL. Red Cross and Red Crescent Movemen... [Learn more]
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  25. Anti-Personnel Landmines: Friend or Foe? A Study of the Military Use and Effectiveness of Anti-Personnel Mines
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    Anti-Personnel Landmines: Friend or Foe? A Study of the Military Use and Effectiveness of Anti-Personnel Mines

    This study examines the military case for continued use of anti-personnel landmines. [Learn more]
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