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ICRC Law and Policy
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7 July 2016
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Remember the millions of people living in urban armed conflict
The ICRC urges States negotiating the New Urban Agenda at Habitat 3 to remember the needs of people suffering from attacks, displacement and impoverishment. The post also features striking footage from Sana'a.

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PUBLICATION
Addressing challenges in business, security and human rights
This DCAF-ICRC Toolkit guides businesses in improving their security and human rights practices. A new chapter was recently published on corporate-community engagement. The Toolkit is now also available in Spanish.

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BLOG
Locating the Geneva Conventions Commentaries in the international legal landscape
Jean-Marie Henckaerts, the ICRC’s Head of the Commentaries Update project, kicks off the first episode of the multiblog series with Intercross & Opinio Juris. Read also Professor Sean Murphy's response.

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RESOURCE
New e-briefing library
All past and current Law & Policy e-Briefings are now stored in a new online library. Currently available: Humanitarian principles, Sexual violence and New technologies in war. Upcoming in September 2016: Nuclear weapons.  

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
IHL in the Middle East: Successes and challenges
An international group of experts recently met in Beirut to discuss the factors exacerbating wide-scale violence, as well as ways to generate better respect for IHL in the Middle East. Video and summary now online.

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INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS
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PUBLICATION
Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems
This new brochure is designed to help address misuses of the emblems by explaining their purpose, why it is important to protect and ensure respect for them, and who is authorized to display them.

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Debates on the international law of military operations
The ICRC was recently involved in two legal panel discussions: in Moscow, on cyberspace operations and the proportionality rule; in Exeter, on the international law of military operations. Video and reports now available.

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