Introduction : the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the development of international humanitarian law
Stefanie Haumer, Robin Geiss and Andreas Zimmermann
Humanizing the laws of war : the Red Cross and the development of international humanitarian law
Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2017
This introduction focuses on the roles of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies regarding the development of international humanitarian law. More specifically, this introduction places a particular focus on the relationship between a given State and the respective National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society on its territory, as a further important component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the area of international humanitarian law. The mandate of the respective National Society, while being auxiliary to the public authorities, is also explored, which not only includes the National Society's contribution to the development of international humanitarian law as such, but also analyses its cooperation with the respective government to ensure respect for these rules.
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