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  1. International Expert Meeting Report: The Principle of Proportionality

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    International Expert Meeting Report: The Principle of Proportionality

    This report provides an account of the debates that took place during a meeting of international experts co-organized by the ICRC and Université Laval (Quebec) in June 2016 in Quebec.

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    Fr.20.00
  2. 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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    Fr.21.00
  3. 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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  4. 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]

    Fr.19.00
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    Fr.0.50
  8. 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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  9. 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]

    Fr.11.00
  10. 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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  11. 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]

    Fr.10.00
  12. 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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  13. 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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    Fr.11.00
  14. 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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    Fr.18.00
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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]

    Fr.14.00
  18. 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]
    Fr.3.00
  19. ICRC "International Humanitarian Law" book set (English version)

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    ICRC "International Humanitarian Law" book set (English version)

    Need your own reference books on IHL? This selection published by the ICRC includes the key works of humanitarian law (Geneva Conventions, Additional Protocols, etc.). [Learn more]
    Fr.446.50
  20. 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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  21. 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 has ... [Learn more]
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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]
    Fr.100.00
  25. To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour

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    To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour

    This pocket-sized booklet adopts a simple pictorial format and aims to raise awareness as to the duties, responsibilities and powers of police and security officials in their daily law-enforcement ... [Learn more]
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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]

    Fr.99.00
  29. 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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  30. Decision-Making Process in Military Combat Operations

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    Decision-Making Process in Military Combat Operations

    This manual is intended to help decision makers create the necessary conditions for the respect of the law in the conduct of military combat operations. [Learn more]
    Fr.5.00
  31. ICRC "International Humanitarian Law" book set (French version)

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    ICRC "International Humanitarian Law" book set (French version)

    Need your own reference books on IHL? This selection published by the ICRC includes the key works of humanitarian law (Geneva Conventions, Additional Protocols, etc.). [Learn more]
    Fr.368.00
  32. 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]

    Fr.10.00
  33. Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

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    Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

    Protracted conflicts are a major cause of human suffering and can lead to long-term displacement, migration and development reversals. 

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    Fr.25.00
  34. 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]
    Fr.28.00
  35. International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction

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    International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction

    "International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction" is an introductory handbook that aims to promote and strengthen knowledge of IHL among academics, weapon-bearers, humanitarian and ... [Learn more]

    Fr.23.00
  36. 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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    Fr.32.00
  37. To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour (includes section on first aid)

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    To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour (includes section on first aid)

    This pocket-sized booklet adopts a simple pictorial format and aims to raise awareness as to the duties, responsibilities and powers of police and security officials in their daily law-enforceme... [Learn more]

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  38. 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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  39. Emblems of Humanity

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    Emblems of Humanity

    This brochure explains the protective function of the emblems when displayed during armed conflict, as well as their use in peacetime by members of the International Red Cross and Red Cres... [Learn more]

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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]
    Fr.5.00
  44. 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]
    Fr.24.00
  45. The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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    The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

    This eight-page in-brief pamphlet explains how the principles unite the components of the Movement and enable them to provide effective, unbiased assistance to people in need. [Learn more]
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  46. 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]
    Fr.31.00
  47. 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]
    Fr.2.00
  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. The International Review of the Red Cross: French Selection 2011/3 – L'Avenir de l'Action Humanitaire

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    The International Review of the Red Cross: French Selection 2011/3 – L'Avenir de l'Action Humanitaire

    This issue is a collection of articles taken from the International Review of the Red Cross on the theme of the future of humanitarian action.

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    Fr.10.00