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MARCH 2015
NEW WEBPAGE
Online page of the Research and debate cycle on principles guiding humanitarian action
Coordinated by the ICRC in several countries throughout 2015, this conference cycle aims at fostering a global conversation on crucial humanitarian challenges. Stay tuned for updates featuring live webcasts, audiovisual recordings, conference reports and more.

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EVENT RECORDING
Walk the talk: Assessing the application of humanitarian principles on the ground
On February 24th, the first expert panel of ICRC’s Research and Debate Cycle on Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action tackled the topic of the application of humanitarian principles in operational environments. It gathered experts from Médecins Sans Frontières, the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, the British Red Cross and the ICRC.

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EVENT RECORDING
The Scope of the law in armed conflict
On February 19th at the Humanitarium, Prof. Marco Sassòli, Ms. Jelena Pejic, Prof Marko Milanovic and Prof. Noam Lubell discussed the challenges of determining where, when and to whom International Humanitarian Law (IHL) applies.

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COURSE REGISTRATION
Course on International Humanitarian Law for professionals
Registration is now open for the Course on IHL for humanitarian professionals. The five-day program will take place in Modane, France, from May 31st to June 6th 2015. Given in French, the course will address a variety of issues of relevance for humanitarian practitioners.

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ONLINE CASEBOOK
The relationship between IHL and human rights in armed conflicts
How does International Human Rights Law (IHRL) apply in situations of armed conflicts? What is the interaction with IHL? These questions are of crucial practical importance for situations of detention and conduct of hostilities in armed conflicts today. Discover more on the interaction between IHL and IHRL rules in cases of detention in this month's update.

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E-LEARNING MODULE
Online module on IHL in three languages
E-learning modules on the basic rules and principles of IHL are now available in English, French and Spanish on the Online Training Center. The course is free of charge, interactive and self-paced.

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STATEMENT
Joint position of the ICRC and the IFRC on the placing of ketamine under international control
 
The ICRC and the IFRC call upon the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to ensure that reinforced control of ketamine does not hamper or delay its availability for medical use, including as part of the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance.

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