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ICRC materials are available from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

International Federation materials are available from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland. for the ICRC 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 comparative report.

Available from the ICRC in English or consult the website


Arms availability and the situation of civilians in armed conflict
ICRC, 1999

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. 10.

Respect for international humanitarian law, No. 1.

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 or by post to: Oxfam Publishing
274 Banbury Road, Oxford,
OX2 7DZ, UK.

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