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
Human rights and humanitarian law in professional
policing concepts: Highlights from the book To serve and to
ICRC, Geneva, 2002
This brochure, intended for audiences involved in law-enforcement
functions, summarizes the main points of the manual entitled
To serve and to protect. It addresses the principles and rules
of human rights and humanitarian law relevant to professional
law enforcement in democratic contexts.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
HOTLINE: Assistance for journalists on dangerous
ICRC, Geneva, 2002
The information brochure on the ICRC HOTLINE entitled Assistance
for journalists on dangerous assignments is intended for families
and professional associations of journalists missing or detained
in conflict situations. It describes what the ICRC can and
cannot do for them, and the means it has available.
Available from the ICRC in English and French.
Emergency Relief Items Catalogue 2002
ICRC, Federation, 2002
This catalogue is intended to facilitate the selection and
acquisition of the suitable items notably during the first
phase of an emergency. Standarization is intended to facilitate
field operations and logistics support, assure improved quality,
communication and reporting, and also to avoid inappropriate
donations. The catalogue provides generic technical specifications
for essential items.
Available in English on the Federation web site at www.ifrc.org
The humanitarian enterprise, dilemmas and
Larry Minear, The Humanitarianism and War Project Tufts University,
Kumarian Press, Inc., 2002
Through the lens of the Humanitarianism and War Project,
Larry Minear explores what has been learned about how to do
humanitarian work well and what continues in dispute. This
book shows the complex links between humanitarian work and
the worlds of politics and military engagement which are more
intertwined than ever.
Available from Kumarian Press, Inc. 1294 Blue Hills Ave.,
Bloomfield CT 06002, USA. US$25.95
Photos and text by Till Mayer, German Red Cross, Berlin 2002
Till Mayer, born in 1972, has worked closely with the Red
Cross as a journalist and photographer for years. He travelled
through numerous war- and crisis-torn regions of Africa, Asia
and Europe. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as an information
delegate for the German Red Cross in the Balkans. In this
book, Till Mayer calls attention to the devastating effects
of poverty and deprivation on families and individuals worldwide.
A travelling exhibition including pictures from the book can
be used by National Societies.
The book and the exhibition kit are available from the German
Red Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information see www.tillmayer.de
Available from the German Red Cross in German and English.
Focus on reducing risk
The tenth edition of the World Disasters Report argues that
risk reduction is an essential condition for sustainable development.
It examines preparedness and mitigation initiatives from disaster-prone
countries across the globe. And it discusses who should take
responsibility for protecting vulnerable populations from
disaster, and how. The report features chapters on challenges
and opportunities facing risk reduction; success stories in
disaster preparedness from Mozambique and Latin America; mitigating
effects of global warming in Pacific island states; earthquake
risk in south-eastern Europe; a methodology to assess vulnerabilities
and capacities (examples from Gaza/West Bank and Papua New
Guinea); humanitarian accountability; and latest disaster
and refugee data.
Available in English from Kumarian Press Inc, 1294 Blue Hills
Ave., Bloomfield CT 06002, USA or Eurospan, 3 Henrietta Street,
Covent Garden, London WC2E 8LU, UK. US$25 or £17.95.
Summaries of the report are available from the Federation
in French, Spanish and Arabic.
The report provides a comprehensive retrospective on the
year's activities, highlighting key aspects of humanitarian
action, support to National Societies. It also details initiatives
in communications, policy and management, and provides a financial
Available from the Federation in English, French, Spanish
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions
on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed
to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects
ICRC, Geneva, 2002
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons is one of
the principal instruments of international humanitarian law.
It seeks to minimize suffering in armed conflict by prohibiting
or regulating the use of certain weapons which may cause unnecessary
suffering or have indiscriminate effects. This publication
contains the text of the Convention and its Protocols adopted
as of 21 December 2001. It is intended to promote understanding
of the Convention's rules and to facilitate its ratification
and implementation by governments.
Available from the ICRC in English, French and Spanish. Sfr
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