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ICRC Law and Policy
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07 April 2016
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Launch of the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention
The ICRC recently launched the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention with ICRC President Peter Maurer and an expert panel. The video of the event is available online. See also Chris Harland on the Commentary.

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TRAINING
New e-learning course on detention
This new course provides users with a basic understanding of what happens when people are detained. It is available in English, French and Spanish and takes about 5 hours to complete.

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EVENT
Is the law of armed conflict in crisis and how to recommit to its respect?
On 21 April, the ICRC is hosting a livestreamed panel at the Humanitarium to discuss whether international humanitarian law (IHL) is under threat today, and if it is, what are the ways forward to rebuild respect for it.

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EVENT
30 days to Istanbul: Expectations for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and its outcome
On 25 April, HERE-Geneva will hold a panel at the ICRC Humanitarium in Geneva, involving several high-level speakers. It will offer the opportunity to discuss the expectations for the WHS.

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EVENT
The Roots of Behaviour in War Revisited
Meet some of the leading experts involved in the update of the ICRC study "The Roots of Behaviour in War" on 28 April at the Humanitarium in Geneva. The experts will present their contributions, hypotheses and approaches.

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VIDEO
ICRC inaugurates the Humanitarium conference centre in Moscow
The new Humanitarium in Moscow provides a forum for discussions and research on humanitarian issues. It will serve as a regional platform for discussing IHL and finding solutions to current humanitarian problems.

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ARTICLE
Atrocities in conflict mean we need the Geneva Conventions more than ever
Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the ICRC, wrote in The Guardian to outline why the centrality of IHL and the protection it offers to those caught up in conflict must be reaffirmed.

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