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ICRC Law and Policy
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26 May 2016
BLOG
Istanbul dispatch: A first look back at the World Humanitarian Summit
While the Summit led to some progress in areas such as humanitarian financing and innovation, we yet have to see how much of what was agreed on will be put into action by States. Hugo Slim's debrief from Istanbul.

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E-BRIEFING
Principles guiding humanitarian action
This new multimedia resource traces the latest developments in the contemporary debate on the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Crescent Movement.

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VIDEO
Explosive weapons in populated areas: Interview with Kathleen Lawand
Employing heavy explosive weapons in populated areas entails a tremendous cost for civilians and should therefore be avoided. Interview with Kathleen Lawand, Head of the ICRC's Arms Unit.

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PUBLICATION
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and world’s governments address today’s humanitarian needs
A series of infographics on the results of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in December 2015 is now available.

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PUBLICATION
Emblems of Humanity
This brochure provides an overview of the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal emblems. It explains their protective function when displayed during armed conflict, as well as their use in peacetime.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
What restrains armed actors from committing atrocities?
The ICRC recently hosted a conference with the researchers involved in the update of the "Roots of Behaviour in War" study, which examines the factors influencing armed actors to respect the law of armed conflict. 

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TRAINING
Workshop on humanitarian principles and action
Provide interactive teaching or training on humanitarian principles and action with this ready-to-use workshop combining a role-play simulation, a presentation, some quiz and case studies.

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