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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. International Humanitarian Law
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    International Humanitarian Law

    An overview of international humanitarian law, in A2 poster format, presenting the key principles and articles of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Customary International Humanitarian Law Database (flyer)
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    Customary International Humanitarian Law Database (flyer)

    The purpose of this flyer is to promote the ICRC's customary international humanitarian law (IHL) study and online database, where the full content of the study and regular practice updates are ... [Learn more]

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The domestic implementation of International Humanitarian Law (DVD version)
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    The domestic implementation of International Humanitarian Law (DVD version)

    This manual is a practical tool to assist policy-makers, legislators and other stakeholders in adhering to IHL instruments and implementing them domestically. [Learn more]
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  14. Commentary on the First Geneva Convention (flyer)
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    Commentary on the First Geneva Convention (flyer)

    This flyer promotes the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. The flyer can be used as a promotional tool ahead of the launch and provides details about the online and print publication. [Learn more]
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  15. Scope of the law in armed conflict, Vol. 96, No. 893
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    Scope of the law in armed conflict, Vol. 96, No. 893

    What does the legal regulation of armed conflict at the beginning of the twenty-first century look like? Is it legally permissible to target anyone, anywhere, with armed drones? [Learn more]

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  16. Business, violence and conflict IRRC No. 887
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    Business, violence and conflict IRRC No. 887

    Businesses can have both positive and negative effects on communities in conflict-affected or high-risk areas. They may contribute to the violence, but they may also be the victims of it, ... [Learn more]

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  17. ICRC: 150 years of humanitarian action - IRRC No. 888
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    ICRC: 150 years of humanitarian action - IRRC No. 888

    In 2013, the 150th anniversary of the ICRC provides an opportunity to reflect on 150 years of humanitarian action and current challenges. 

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  18. Multinational operations and the law - IRRC No 891/892
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    Multinational operations and the law - IRRC No 891/892

    Multilateral operations - most commonly peacekeeping operations under UN command and control, via regional organizations, or some combination of the two - have traditionally focused on mon... [Learn more]

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  19. Summary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols
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    Summary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols

    This is not an abridged commentary on the Conventions and their Additional Protocols, but a summary of their main provisions, with references to the relevant articles. For all categories of readers. [Learn more]
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  20. The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949
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    The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

    Full text of the four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949. [Learn more]
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  21. The Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949
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    The Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

    This volume contains the official texts of the two Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 adopted on 8 June 1977. [Learn more]
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  22. 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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  23. Rules of International Humanitarian Law and Other Rules Relating to the Conduct of Hostilities
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    Rules of International Humanitarian Law and Other Rules Relating to the Conduct of Hostilities

    This publication has been updated and slightly restructured and now includes a number of treaties that have been adopted since its last update in 1996. [Learn more]
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  24. Basic Rules of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols
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    Basic Rules of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols

    The author, Jean de Preux, comments briefly on the main provisions of the Conventions and their Additional Protocols, brings out their meaning and specifies the relevant articles. [Learn more]
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