Mélange du Mercredi: Fighting Together

Mélange du Mercredi: Fighting Together

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. Recently ICRC's Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog featured a two-part blog post introducing the topic of State support to one or more of the Parties to an armed conflict and the implications regarding IHL. 

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Mélange du Mercredi: Autonomous Weapon Systems and Ethics

Mélange du Mercredi: Autonomous Weapon Systems and Ethics

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. Recently ICRC's Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog begin a mini-series on autonomous weapon systems and ethics. In August of 2017, the ICRC convened a small group of independent experts to discuss this subject. Held under the Chatham House Rule, the aim of the discussion was to take stock of the main ethical issues raised by autonomous weapon systems and to consider the ethical underpinnings of any requirement for human control over weapon systems and the use of force in armed conflict. A blog series will follow, the intro is here. 

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Mélange du Mercredi: War in Cities; How to Treat the Disease without Killing the Patient

Mélange du Mercredi: War in Cities; How to Treat the Disease without Killing the Patient

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. Recently ICRC's Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog published an analysis by Editor Vincent Bernard on the key rules of IHL that can provide critical guidance in the preparation of future urban operations. It also explores the main challenges in the application of these rules.

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Mélange du Mercredi: Generating Respect for the Law

Mélange du Mercredi: Generating Respect for the Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. As you may know, since 2014 the Law and Policy Department of ICRC has run an annual research and debate cycle around selected themes of the International Review with the aim of generating research, new ideas and new publications. The outcomes of the cycles are composed of a series of publications and multi-media resources. They form a wealth of up-to-date resources on the selected themes. This week we take a look at the Generating Respect for the Law cycle.

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Mélange du Mercredi: Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action

Mélange du Mercredi: Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. As you may know, since 2014 the Law and Policy Department of ICRC has run an annual research and debate cycle around selected themes of the International Review with the aim of generating research, new ideas and new publications. The outcomes of the cycles are composed of a series of publications and multi-media resources. They form a wealth of up-to-date resources on the selected themes. This week we take a look at the Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action cycle.

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Mélange du Mercredi: New Technologies and the Modern Battlefield

Mélange du Mercredi: New Technologies and the Modern Battlefield

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. As you may know, since 2014 the Law and Policy Department of ICRC has run an annual research and debate cycle around selected themes of the International Review with the aim of generating research, new ideas and new publications. The outcomes of the cycles are composed of a series of publications and multi-media resources. They form a wealth of up-to-date resources on the selected themes. This week we take a look at the New Technologies and the Modern Battlefield cycle.

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Mélange du Mercredi/I Saw My City Die

Mélange du Mercredi/I Saw My City Die

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we are featuring the ICRC's latest report, I Saw My City Die: Voices from the Front Lines of Urban Conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi: Tackling Weapon Contamination

Mélange du Mercredi: Tackling Weapon Contamination

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing

Mélange du Mercredi/Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewer Dr. Dr Bill Boothby looks at Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined By Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction

 Mélange du Mercredi/The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined By Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewer Sarah Swart looks at The Contours of International Prosecutions:As Defined by Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda

Mélange du Mercredi/Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewers Ashley J. Hoffmanand Drew B. Mallory look at Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/ the Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach

 Mélange du Mercredi/ the Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewer Jamie A. Williamson looks at The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/ICRC Library & Archives Official Blog: Cross-Files

Mélange du Mercredi/ICRC Library & Archives Official Blog: Cross-Files

Cross-Files is the ICRC Library and Archives - including audiovisual archives - official blog. Its purpose is to highlight and bring out specific items or collections as a whole. We encourage researcher to explore ICRC History, IHL and humanitarian action through these collections and we provide tools to support this exploration.

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Mélange du Mercredi/Droit International Humanitaire

Mélange du Mercredi/Droit International Humanitaire

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week Antoine P. Kabore, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, reviews Droit International Humanitaire. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Mélange du Mercredi/International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we're looking at International Law and the Classification of Conflict. This review was written by Dr. Roberta Arnold, Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and Professor of International Law, University College London and was originally published in the International Review of the Red Cross: Business Violence and Conflict

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Mélange du Mercredi/Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL

Mélange du Mercredi/Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we're looking at the case study Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL from the newly launched How Does Law Protect in War Online platform. The platform highlights six among 53 new case studies, including the Somalia case study, allowing professors, students and professionals to explore some of the most salient aspects of IHL in today’s armed conflicts through interactive discussions. 

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Evolution of Warfare

Mélange du Mercredi/The Evolution of Warfare

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we're looking at the latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross, The Evolution of Warfare.  We've featured the book reviews contained in this edition in earlier Mélange du Mercredis, but the overall Review itself deserves some attention in light of current discussions. 

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Mélange du Mercredi/ Commentary on the First Geneva Convention

Mélange du Mercredi/ Commentary on the First Geneva Convention

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Jean-Marie Henckaerts shares his experiences of working on the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention, published last week and now available Hardback, Paperback and eBook format from Cambridge Press. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

 

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law

Mélange du Mercredi/The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix), our weekly book review courtesy of our friends over at the International Review of the Red Cross. Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading resources and focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Shane Darcy reviews The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law by Sharon Weill.

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Mélange du Mercredi/Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

Mélange du Mercredi/Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix), our weekly book review courtesy of our friends over at the International Review of the Red Cross. Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading resources and focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Sarah Barr reviews Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law, edited by David James Cantor and Jean-François Durieux.

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