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
The Banning of Anti-Personnel Landmines: The Legal Contribution
of the International Committee of the Red Cross 1955-1999
Edited by Louis Maresca and Stuart Maslen, Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge, UK, 2000
This book provides an overview of the work of the ICRC to
bring about a ban on anti-personnel landmines and gives a
commentary on general international humanitarian law governing
the methods and means of warfare. It contains ICRC position
papers, working papers and speeches made by its representatives
to the international meetings convened to address the mines
issue, which culminated in the Ottawa treaty in 1999. The
documents provide critical insights into the development of
international humanitarian law on this issue and will form
the basis for discussions on landmines and other conventional
weapons for years to come.
Available in English from Cambridge University
Press, Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2
2RU, UK. GB£55
Federation, August 2000
This eight-page colour publication marked the first anniversary
of the devastating earthquake which hit north-west Turkey
in 1999, killing more than 17,245 people. The publication
analyses the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency response and
recovery programmes, the role of the volunteers, the lessons
learned and the lingering challenges facing whole communities,
many of which are still seriously traumatized by the disaster.
Available in English, French and Turkish
from the Federation, or can be consulted on the Federation
National implementation of international humanitarian
law: 1999 Annual Report
Established by the ICRC in 1996, the Advisory Service is
seeking to introduce a more systematic and proactive approach
to its efforts in the field of implementation of international
humanitarian law. This report reviews advances made in the
area of ratification of humanitarian law treaties and in national
Available in English from the ICRC. Sfr15.
Better Programming Initiative
This fold-out poster uses drawings and graphics to explain
the aims and methodology of the Federation's Better Programming
Initiative (BPI). The initiative is oriented towards countries
recovering from conflict or experiencing tension or high levels
of social violence and seeks to provide Federation delegates
and National Society staff with a simple tool to support planning,
implementation and analysis of aid programmes in these contexts.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic
and Russian from the Federation.
Victim assistance: a public health response for landmine
ICRC and WHO, 2000
At the field level it is neither practically possible, nor
ethically acceptable, to favour one type of victim over another
on the basis of the cause of injury. The ICRC and WHO consider
that treatment for victims of landmines must be integrated
into a comprehensive public health-care system. This small
illustrated brochure promotes a global and integrated approach
to the health needs of all victims of armed violence and sets
forth guidelines for implementing appropriate programmes.
Available in English from the ICRC and WHO,
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, 2000
In this interactive CD-Rom, designed for educational purposes,
five young people talk about the major humanitarian issues
of our time. How do you overcome disasters and improve social
conditions? How do you help landmine victims? How do you protect
prisoners? How can you reunite families dispersed by war?
The whole amounts to an adventurous voyage into the world
of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.
Available in English, French, Spanish and
German from the International Museum of the Red Cross and
Red Crescent,17 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
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