“The principle of humanity stands out on its own in the doctrine of the Red Cross, and all other principles hang from it.” – Jean Pictet

How do the Geneva Conventions apply to modern day armed conflicts, and are they up to the task? What are the core rules and principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), and what are the grey areas? How can we ensure humanitarian policy and diplomacy is shaped and implemented in a way that works for – and with – the people it aims to protect?

Exploring cross-cutting issues from Solferino to cyberwarfare, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is proud to present a new podcast, Humanity in War. Hosted by Elizabeth Rushing, Humanity in War will consult cutting edge thinkers with one overarching question in mind: how can we better leverage international humanitarian law and policy to protect the lives and dignity of people affected by armed conflict and violence?

Listen to all episodes of Humanity in War on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, or Stitcher, or simply search “Humanity in War ICRC” on your favorite podcast app.

Have a question or feedback for us? Contact erushing@icrc.org or stxu@icrc.org.