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  1. The Roots of Restraint in War - Executive Summary
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    The Roots of Restraint in War - Executive Summary

    The Roots of Restraint in War is an update of the 2004 Roots of Behaviour in War. Based on two years of research collaboration between the ICRC and six distinguished scholars, the repo... [Learn more]

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  2. The Roots of Restraint in War
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    The Roots of Restraint in War

    The Roots of Restraint in War is an update of the 2004 Roots of Behaviour in War. Based on two years of research collaboration between the ICRC and six distinguished scholars, the report identif... [Learn more]

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Acquiring and Analysing Data in Support of Evidence-based Decisions: A Guide for Humanitarian Work 
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    Acquiring and Analysing Data in Support of Evidence-based Decisions: A Guide for Humanitarian Work 

    Gathering and analysing data – to study the consequences of crises and carry out activities in response – is an essential element of humanitarian work. It helps to ensure the relevan... [Learn more]

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  8. 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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  9. People on War - Perspectives from 16 Countries
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    People on War - Perspectives from 16 Countries

    Is torture wrong or part of war? If the laws of war were better respected, would civilians flee their countries? Is attacking hospitals, ambulances and health-care workers wrong or part of war? [Learn more]
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  10. 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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  11. Principles guiding humanitarian action, Vol. 97, Nos 897,898
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    Principles guiding humanitarian action, Vol. 97, Nos 897,898

    What are the main challenges that humanitarian actors face in upholding a principled approach in today's crises and emergencies? How are "principles guiding humanitarian action" understood... [Learn more]

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. New technologies and warfare, IRRC No. 886
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    New technologies and warfare, IRRC No. 886

    Recent scientific and technical progress has given rise to unprecedented means and methods of warfare. Technologies that only yesterday were in the realm of science fiction have the potential to ca... [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. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. The International Review of the Red Cross: French Selection 2012/1 – Occupation
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    The International Review of the Red Cross: French Selection 2012/1 – Occupation

    The Review asked experts on matters related to occupation to offer their perspective, whether historical, military, or legal, in order to explore six key questions. [Learn more]
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  22. The future of humanitarian action, IRRC No. 884
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    The future of humanitarian action, IRRC No. 884

    Since the end of the Cold War, humanitarian activity has grown exponentially. Several factors today seem to demonstrate profound changes in this polymorphic sector. 

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  23. Expert Meeting: Occupation and Other Forms of Administration of Foreign Territory
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    Expert Meeting: Occupation and Other Forms of Administration of Foreign Territory

    This document reports the findings of the ICRC project and meeting on occupation and other forms of administration of foreign territory. [Learn more]
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  24. The Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies
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    The Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies

    The Montreux Document is an intergovernmental document intended to promote respect for IHL and human rights law whenever private military and security companies are present in armed conflicts. [Learn more]
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  25. Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law
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    Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law

    The "Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law" aims to clarify the meaning and consequences of direct participation in hostili... [Learn more]
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  26. Increasing Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts
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    Increasing Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts

    The most widely prevalent type of armed conflict today is non-international, which involves organized non-State armed groups and government forces. [Learn more]
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