Bibliographie : p. 109-111. - Nouvelle édition de la brochure : "Towards a comprehensive solution to the question of the emblem". - En annexe : resolution 6 of the Council of Delegates (Geneva, 11-14 November 2001) ; resolution 5 and 7 (excerpts) of the Council of Delegates (Geneva, 30 November - 2 December 2003) ; resolution 3 of the 28th International Conference of the RedCross and RedCrescent (Geneva, 2-6 December 2003) ; resolution 5 of the Council of Delegates (Seoul, 16-18 November 2005) ; opening speech by Mrs Micheline Calmy-Rey (foreign minister of Switzerland) and M. Jakob Kellenberger (President of the ICRC) at the Diplomatic conference (5 December 2005) ; final act of the Diplomatic conference on the emblem ; Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem (Protocol III) of 8 December 2005 ; resolution 1 of the 29th International Conference of the RedCross and RedCrescent (20-22 June 2006)
Since they were adopted, the redcross and redcrescent emblems have provided protection to millions of war victims but they have also given rise to repeated difficulties and virtually continuous debate. The aim of this article is to recount the history of the emblem issue and to outline the strategy and steps followed in solving a problem that had remained pending for far too long. The article takes account of the developments up to 15 January 2007.
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