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  1. Behaviour in Combat: Code of Conduct for Combatants and First Aid Manual
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    Behaviour in Combat: Code of Conduct for Combatants and First Aid Manual

    Combatants may find themselves in unexpected situations in which they need guidance on how to comply with international humanitarian law or how to deal with casualties in need of care. [Learn more]
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2014 Edition
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    International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2014 Edition

    A compilation of the four quarterly IHL bibliographies issued by the ICRC Library during 2014. [Learn more]
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  9. 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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  10. International Humanitarian Law: Answers to your Questions
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    International Humanitarian Law: Answers to your Questions

    This booklet is an ideal introduction to international humanitarian law. It has been fully revised, and is accessible to all readers interested in the origins, development and modern-day applicatio... [Learn more]
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  11. Promoting Military Operational Practice That Ensures Safe Access to and Delivery of Health Care
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    Promoting Military Operational Practice That Ensures Safe Access to and Delivery of Health Care

    This report is the result of a broad consultation process with military personnel around the world. [Learn more]
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2013 Edition
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    International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2013 Edition

    A compilation of the four quarterly IHL bibliographies issued by the ICRC Library during 2013. [Learn more]
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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. To Serve and to Protect: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for Police and Security Forces
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    To Serve and to Protect: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for Police and Security Forces

    By engaging in dialogue with police and security forces about the law and their operations, the ICRC supports their efforts to incorporate the rules and standards of international law into their pr... [Learn more]
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  27. 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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  28. International Rules and Standards for Policing
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    International Rules and Standards for Policing

    This brochure intended for audiences involved in law-enforcement functions addresses the principles and rules of human rights and humanitarian law relevant to professional law enforcement in democr... [Learn more]
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  29. Handbook on International Rules Governing Military Operations
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    Handbook on International Rules Governing Military Operations

    In this increasingly complex environment, it is imperative that militaries incorporate IHL and the relevant human rights law into the planning and execution processes of military operations. . [Learn more]
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  30. Teaching, Debating, Researching International Humanitarian Law, Action and Policy in Universities
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    Teaching, Debating, Researching International Humanitarian Law, Action and Policy in Universities

    How can professors, lecturers, researchers and students foster respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law? How can they promote and enhance neutral, independent and imparti... [Learn more]

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Preventing and Repressing International Crimes: Towards an `Integrated` Approach Based in Domestic Practice – Report of the Third Universal Meeting of National Committees for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
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    Preventing and Repressing International Crimes: Towards an `Integrated` Approach Based in Domestic Practice – Report of the Third Universal Meeting of National Committees for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

    The report, based primarily on national practice, offers a pragmatic approach to the prevention and suppression of international crimes, paying particular attention to the Statute of the Internatio... [Learn more]
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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2012 Edition
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    International Humanitarian Law Bibliography, 2012 Edition

    A compilation of the four quarterly IHL bibliographies issued by the ICRC Library during 2012. [Learn more]
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  38. 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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  39. Mini EHL: The Essence of Humanitarian Law
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    Mini EHL: The Essence of Humanitarian Law

    This resource kit introduces young people to the principles and basic rules of IHL. It provides 5 x 45 minutes of sequential learning activities designed for both formal and non-formal education se... [Learn more]
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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Study on the Use of the Emblems: Operational and Commercial and Other Non-Operational Issues
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    Study on the Use of the Emblems: Operational and Commercial and Other Non-Operational Issues

    Operational and commercial and other non-operational issues [Learn more]
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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. The Basics of International Humanitarian Law
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    The Basics of International Humanitarian Law

    An ideal first introduction to IHL. Simple and concise answers are given in this leaflet, including a brief overview of the ICRC's role as the "guardian" of IHL. [Learn more]
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