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September 2015
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS
Scope of the law in armed conflict 
This issue, featured in the Review's new website, focuses on IHL’s applicability and interaction with other legal regimes. It highlights the need for interpretations of IHL to offer clear and practical solutions to realities on the ground, while respecting the balance between humanitarian imperatives and military necessity.

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DIGITAL PUBLICATION FOR IPAD
New technologies and the modern battlefield
This interactive summary, available in the ICRC eLibrary, will guide you through the various ethical, legal, scientific and military challenges posed by new technologies via reference documents, articles, videos, interviews and more. It compiles key findings of the ICRC 2014 Research and Debate Cycle

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LIVESTREAMED EVENT 
Seven Tales, Seven Principles
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles, 7 speakers will deliver inspirational speeches about how the principles have affected them, from life-and-death decisions to day-to-day experiences. On 7 October, 18:30-20:00 (UTC+2).

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PUBLIC EVENT
Generating respect for the law:
Taking stock, moving forward
How does one generate respect for the rules that apply in conflict? This event, the first of a series on preventing violations of the law, will gather specialists of humanitarian law and action in Geneva on October 22, 18:00-19:30.

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EVENT RECORDING
Stubborn realities, Shared humanity:
History in the service of humanitarian action
On September 16, ICRC President Peter Maurer and eminent speakers from the humanitarian and academic fields took stock of a century and a half of humanitarian action. 

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PUBLICATION
Health activities: Caring for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence
An overview of the ICRC’s work toward the wounded and sick and the principles underpinning it, from traditional health activities –first aid, physical rehabilitation, war surgey and health care in detention– to newer ones –primary health care, comprehensive hospital care and mental health.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE 
Voices to Action Campaign
Voices to Action gathers local ideas and solutions to address global humanitarian challenges through a web platform and a series of humanitarian hub events held worldwide. Be part of the discussion: #voicestoaction.

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CASE STUDIES
Scope of application of the law
When does IHL apply? Is one drone attack sufficient for the existence of an armed conflict? This month, How does law protect in war? Online delves deeper into when, where and to whom IHL applies and illustrates the current challenges surrounding its scope of application with new case studies. 

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CONFERENCE AND INTERVIEWS
Fourth Commonwealth conference on IHL 
 In July, representatives from 35 Commonwealth member states and National Societies gathered in Canberra for the 4th Commonwealth conference. Interviews of participants on key themes: cultural property in conflict, IHL dissemination, sexual violence and more, were filmed on this occasion. 

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