Are we living through the worst period in history?

Are we living through the worst period in history?

First instalment of a series on the evolution of warfare, by Vincent Bernard, editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross.

The evolution of warfare: Focus on the Law

The evolution of warfare: Focus on the Law

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross deals with patterns of change in warfare since WWI. George Dvaladze offers a transversal reading, focusing on the law.

Torture: Primer on a wrong and illegal practice

Torture: Primer on a wrong and illegal practice

Here is what humanitarians and lawyers say about torture. Hint: it is inhumane, it does not work, it harms people and societies and it should be fought.

The Novye Atagi hospital attack, 20 years on: A call to care for the carers

The Novye Atagi hospital attack, 20 years on: A call to care for the carers

In this personal story told by a former ICRC head of office in Novye Atagi, Chechnya, a short, violent encounter leads to a long journey of recovery.

Global counter-terrorism must not overlook the rules of war

Global counter-terrorism must not overlook the rules of war

Branding an armed group as “terrorist” does not cancel the applicability of international humanitarian law (IHL). Stéphane Ojeda on global counter-terrorism.

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