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ICRC Law and Policy
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16 June 2016
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Customary IHL Database: New State practice added
The Customary IHL Database contains the 161 rules identified in the 2005 Study, the practice underlying them and regular practice updates. New practice from Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Russian Federation and Viet Nam just added.

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Advanced Learning Series on IHL and humanitarian principles
This Advanced Learning Series is intended for lecturers, trainers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge of IHL and humanitarian principles and introduce it in their teaching or training sessions.

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BLOG
New on Humanitarian Law & Policy
Red Cross Red Crescent leaders speak out on migration; Fyodor Lukyanov on the politicization of humanitarian action; debates in Beirut on IHL in the Middle East and in Geneva on recommitting to IHL; Michael Riepl on accountability gap of autonomous weapons; new e-briefing on Principles guiding humanitarian action.

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ONLINE EVENTS
Briefings on the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention
In collaboration with ICRC, two PHAP online briefings discuss key findings from the updated Commentaries regarding the regulation of humanitarian activities and the obligation to care for the wounded and sick. Next briefing on 30 June.

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PUBLICATION
Protecting people deprived of their liberty
This booklet explains why, when and how the ICRC assists and protects people deprived of their liberty. It gives an overview of the various activities and programmes to help improve detainees’ treatment and living conditions.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Is the law of armed conflict in crisis and how to recommit to its respect?
The ICRC recently held a conference to discuss whether adherence to IHL has been eroding in today's armed conflicts and if so, how to rebuild respect for it. Video and report now online.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Myanmar students compete in country’s first moot court competition
Myanmar's first-ever moot court competition on international humanitarian law took place at Yangon University in May, pitting law students from five universities against each other in hours of arguments.

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