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Video Dispatch - ICRC President on ICRC-US Relationship, Guantanamo

ICRC President Peter Maurer completed his first Washington visit last Thursday after a series of meetings with senior US officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and CIA Director John Brennan.

In this exclusive Intercross Dispatch, Mr. Maurer speaks about the importance of our relationship with the United States as well as some of the key files he discussed while in Washington: Guantanamo, Syria, Afghanistan, but also the relevance of international humanitarian law in contemporary armed conflicts and the continued need for neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action.

Finally, Mr. Maurer reiterates his call for the administration and the US Congress to urgently find a way to resolve all pending humanitarian, legal and policy issues relating to the detention of persons held at Guantanamo Bay.

 

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