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October 2015
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS
Launch of Sexual violence in armed conflict
This issue reflects the imperative of a cross-disciplinary effort to fight against sexual violence in armed conflict, requiring the mobilization of expertise from diverse areas such as health, gender studies, history, law and ethics. To mark its launch, the ICRC and CERAH convene a livestreamed event on preventing sexual violence on 12 November from 18:00 to 19:30 (UTC+1).

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LIVESTREAM
Blurred boundaries:
Militaries, humanitarian action and neutrality
On 4 November from 18:30 to 20:00 (UTC+11), the ICRC and the Australian National University organize a public debate on whether militaries should be involved in providing humanitarian assistance during conflict.

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E-BRIEFING 
New technologies and the modern battlefield
This interactive online summary will guide you through the various ethical, legal, scientific and military challenges posed by new technologies via reference documents, articles, blog posts, videos, interviews and more. It compiles key findings of the ICRC 2014 Research and Debate Cycle

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IHL RESOLUTIONS
Proposed IHL-related resolutions for the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
The International Conference brings together the world's largest humanitarian network and nearly all governments. To prepare for the next one, taking place on 8-10 December 2015, several resolutions have been drafted on key IHL issues, including strengthening compliance with IHL; protection of persons deprived of liberty; sexual and gender-based violence; health care in danger.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE 
Voices to Action: Driving local solutions to influence global action
In just over a month, world governments will meet Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders to discuss the unprecedented scale of humanitarian crises. Help us drive better ways to meet growing humanitarian needs #voicestoaction.

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VIDEO & REPORT
Debate on the Fundamental Principles
at the European Parliament 
On 21 September, a public event at the European Parliament gathered representatives of the European Union and of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, to discuss the relevance of the fundamental principles and the specific challenge of their politicization.

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PUBLICATION
Activities for migrants
This booklet focuses on the work the ICRC carries out on behalf of vulnerable migrants and their families around the world. Activities include visits to detained migrants and helping migrants re-establish contact with relatives. 

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PUBLICATION
Discover the ICRC 
In this 2015 edition, discover the ICRC through the eyes of five staff members, partners and beneficiaries, as they tell their personal stories of getting to know the organization, its history and its work.

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ARTICLE
How do humanitarian principles support
humanitarian effectiveness?
In this chapter of the 2015 Humanitarian Accountability Report by the CHS Alliance, Jérémie Labbé, ICRC Head of project on "Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action", explains how the principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality and Independence provide a pragmatic operational framework contributing to humanitarian effectiveness.

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