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JANUARY 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS
Research and Debate Cycle on Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action
Launched on the occasion of ICRC President Peter Maurer’s speech on principled humanitarian action, this conference cycle will gather key experts and public figures worldwide and online throughout 2015. Coming up next: expert panel at the Humanitarium on 24 February, 16:30-18:00. More details about the event will be posted on the Law & Policy Platform.

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REVIEW LAUNCH AND PANEL
The Scope of the Law in Armed Conflict
This expert panel will launch the online version of the International Review of the Red Cross on the "Scope of the law in armed conflict." It will be held at the ICRC's Humanitarium on 19 February, 17:30-18:45. More details about the event will be posted on the Law & Policy Platform. This latest edition of the Review is now available:

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ONLINE RESOURCES
Launch of How Does Law Protect in War? Online
Webinar on Health Care in Danger
This webinar launched the online edition of the influential casebook How Does Law Protect in War? It gathered students from four universities on three continents. Together with a panel of experts, the students solved a case study pertaining to Yemen and the challenges to providing health care in armed conflict. Find the Casebook in free online access here.

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PAST EVENT
Course on International Humanitarian Law for Humanitarian Professionals
Twenty-one practitioners gathered on the island of Gorée (Senegal) to improve their professional skills, acquire the essentials of the legal framework applicable to humanitarian action, and address concrete humanitarian problems. Upcoming events will be announced on the Law and Policy Platform.

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E-LEARNING
Health Care in Danger: New e-Learning Module
Using an engaging multimedia interface, this e-learning module introduces health-care personnel working in armed conflict and other emergencies to their rights and responsibilities. Other recent works from the Health Care in Danger project include a report on military operational practices and a guide intended for States to protect health care. Find this module and others in the Online Training Center.

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PUBLICATION
International Humanitarian Law: Answers to your Questions
This booklet is an ideal introduction to international humanitarian law. It has been fully revised, and is accessible to all readers interested in the origins, development and modern-day application of humanitarian law.

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PUBLICATION
Protecting Cultural Property: The ICRC Advisory Service's Brand New Model Law
In spite of detailed norms of international law for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, cultural property remains subject to destruction and looting. This Model Law seeks to provide States with guidance on how to incorporate such rules into domestic law.

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UPCOMING EVENT
Refuge from Inhumanity?
War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law
In this expert panel held on the occasion of the book launch for Refuge from Inhumanity? (Brill Nijhoff, 2014), the ICRC’s legal adviser Jean-Marie Henckaerts will present the organization’s view on whether and how ‘war refugees’ are protected by International Humanitarian Law.

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UPCOMING EVENT
UNRWA Commisioner General Pierre Krähenbühl on Palestinian Refugee Camps
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva invites Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to talk about the Palestinian refugee camps. The event will be held at the museum on 3 February - free entry.

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