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War, memory and identity

War, memory and identity

The role of memory is not always visible, but it operates behind the scenes to shape the future. For the ICRC, memory is a force at work both in the ...

National Societies and the ICRC : 150 years of history

National Societies and the ICRC : 150 years of history

In addition to developing the norms that would eventually become international humanitarian law, since its founding the ICRC has also been encouraging the creation of relief societies throughout the world. ...

New research guide on National society documents

New research guide on National society documents

Since the first Conference in 1863, more than 190 National Societies have joined the family of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Over the course of their history, ...

The ICRC and the protection of prisoners of war: highlights from the ICRC Library’s collections

The ICRC and the protection of prisoners of war: highlights from the ICRC Library’s collections

Following the recent launch of the updated ICRC Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention, we’re travelling back in time to retrace the parallel development of the ICRC’s action and IHL ...

New research guide on the ICRC’s Central Tracing Agency

New research guide on the ICRC’s Central Tracing Agency

Initially, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in 1863 with the mission to improve the care and protection of sick and injured soldiers in war. From ...

The long journey of an Italian prisoner of war

The long journey of an Italian prisoner of war

Find out the long journey of an Italian prisoner of war during the Second World War.

Hugo Pratt and ICRC in Ethiopia

Hugo Pratt and ICRC in Ethiopia

Find out how Hugo Pratt,  author of Corto Maltese, meet the ICRC delegates during the Second World War.

Locked-down because of Covid-19? Access our resources online!

Locked-down because of Covid-19? Access our resources online!

Everything you need to search our archives and library collections online and contact us remotely.