ICRC materials are
available from the International Committee of the Red Cross,
19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
materials are available from the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211
Geneva 19, Switzerland.
www.icrc.org for the ICRC
www.ifrc.org for the Federation
Strategy 2010 Federation, 1999
Overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly, this
document sets out the Federation's mission and strategic
directions to guide its actions over the next ten years. It
looks at the last decade of experience and lessons learned,
makes an analysis of trends in the humanitarian arena, and
summarizes the results of an extensive consultation within the
organization and among its partners on Federation performance
in the nineties. It subsequently defines both future goals and
expected outcomes within core areas, which will lead to a
Federation that is part of a more cohesive Movement response
to the humanitarian challenges of the next decade.
Available from the Federation in English,
French, Spanish, and Arabic.
The People on War Reports
ICRC worldwide consultation on the rules of war
ICRC and Greenberg Research, Inc. 1999
After nearly a year into the campaign, the facts and
figures collected during the consultation are now available in
reports that offer innovative viewpoints on people's
perceptions of what is right and wrong in wartime. Check out
the results of this experience in the 15 reports from
Greenberg Research, featuring country reports and the final
Available from the ICRC in English or
consult the website www.onwar.org.
Arms availability and the situation of
civilians in armed conflict
In 1995, the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross
and Red Crescent asked the ICRC to conduct a study on the
extent to which the availability of weapons is contributing to
the proliferation and aggravation of violations of
international humanitarian law in armed conflicts and to the
deterioration of the situation of civilians. This document
describes such matters as the nature of current conflicts and
the availability of weapons, presents empirical data
establishing a link between arms availability and humanitarian
problems, and proposes restrictions based on respect for
international humanitarian law.
Available from the ICRC in English, French, and Spanish. Sfr.
Respect for international humanitarian law,
Handbook for parliamentarians
ICRC/Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1999
This handbook serves as a guide for parliamentarians on
international humanitarian law and their role to support its
implementation and incorporation into national legislation.
This book also provides step-by-step measures for states to
take to ensure respect of IHL.
Available from the ICRC in English and French. Sfr. 10.
The Sphere Project:
Humanitarian charter and minimum standards
in disaster response
Sphere Project, 2000
This updated handbook builds on the original document,
which established a charter and outlined the minimum levels of
service victims of conflict or natural disasters can demand
from the international community.
A new section looks at the specific issues facing women and
girls during a crisis. Additionally, stronger linkages between
the Humanitarian Charter and the minimum standards are
included in the revised introduction.
Available in English, French, Spanish and Russian from
Oxfam Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Oxfam
274 Banbury Road, Oxford,
OX2 7DZ, UK.
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