The humanitarians : the International Committee of the Red Cross
David P. Forsythe
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
XV, 356 p. : tabl., diagr. ; 23 cm
Bibliographie : p. 321-338. Index.
This book examines the ICRC from its origins in the middle of the 19th century up to the present day, and provides a comprehensive overview of a unique organization, whose governing body remains all-Swiss, but which is recognized in international law and in other legal arrangements as if it were an inter-governmental organization. It focuses on the policy making and field work of the ICRC, while not ignoring international humanitarian law and explores how it exercises its independence, impartiality, and neutrality to try to protect prisoners, displaced and starving civilians, and famlies separated by armed conflicts. En annexe : book review par Gabor Rona (ancien collaborateur du CICR) paru dans l'American journal of international law, vol. 101 (2007).