Handbook Of The International Red Cross And Red Crescent Movement

Author: International Committee of the Red Cross
Editor: International Committee of Red Cross
Size: 13,40 MB
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Humanizing The Laws Of War

Author: Robin Geiß
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316772853
Size: 13,88 MB
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Over the past 150 years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been one of the main drivers of progressive development in international humanitarian law, whilst assuming various roles in the humanization of the laws of war. With select contributions from international experts, this book critically assesses the ICRC's unique influence in international norm creation. It provides a detailed analysis of the workings of the International Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and ICRC by addressing the milestone achievements as well as the failures, shortcomings and controversies over time. Crucially, the contributions highlight the lessons to be learnt for future challenges in the development of international humanitarian law. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of international law, but also to practitioners working in the field of international humanitarian law at both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Humanity For All

Author: Hans Haug
Size: 13,22 MB
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The International Committee Of The Red Cross And Its Mandate To Protect And Assist

Author: Christy Shucksmith
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509908188
Size: 11,36 MB
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The purpose of this book is to consider the legality of the changing practice of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It provides extensive legal analysis of the ICRC as an organisation, legal person, and humanitarian actor. It draws on the law of organisations, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, and other relevant branches of international law in order to critically assess the mandate and practice of the ICRC on the ground. The book also draws on more abstract human-centric concepts, including sovereignty as responsibility and human security, in order to assess the development of the concept of humanity for the mandate and practice of the ICRC. Critically this book uses semi- structured interviews with ICRC delegates to test the theoretical and doctrinal conclusions. The book provides a unique insight into the work of the ICRC. It also includes a case study of the work of the ICRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ultimately the book concludes that the ICRC is no longer restricted to the provision of humanitarian assistance on the battlefield. It is increasingly drawn into long-term and extremely complicated conflicts, in which, civilians, soldiers and non-State actors intermingle. In order to remain useful for the people on the ground, therefore, the ICRC is progressively developing its mandate. This book questions whether, on occasion, this could threaten its promise to remain neutral, impartial and independent. Finally, however, it should be said that this author finds that the work of the ICRC is unparalleled on the international stage and its humanitarian mandate is a vital component for those embroiled in the undertaking of and recovery from conflict.

Status Of Ngos In International Humanitarian Law

Author: Claudie Barrat
Editor: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004269665
Size: 20,50 MB
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In Status of NGOs in International Humanitarian Law, Claudie Barrat examines the legal framework applicable to NGOs in situations of armed conflict.

The International Committee Of The Red Cross And The Protection Of War Victims

Author: François Bugnion
ISBN: 9780333747711
Size: 10,94 MB
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Constraints On The Waging Of War

Author: Frits Kalshoven
Editor: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9780898389241
Size: 20,31 MB
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Protecting Civilians

Author: Siobhán Wills
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199533873
Size: 15,84 MB
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This book examines the obligations of troops to prevent serious abuses of human rights towards civilians under international humanitarian law and international human rights law. It analyses the duty to intervene to stop the commission of serious abuses of human rights by analysing the meaning and practical consequences for troops, in terms of civilian protection, of the Article 1 duty to respect and ensure respect for the Geneva Conventions; of the duty to secure human rights (found in most international human rights treaties); and of the duty to restore law and order in an occupation. The book also analyzes the extent of troops' obligations to provide protection in light of various different operational and legal contexts in and discusses 'grey areas' and lacuna of coverage. A discussion of whether new approaches are needed, for example where operations are undertaken explicitly to protect people from serious violations of their human rights follows; and the book concludes by offering some guidelines for troops faced with such violations.