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Is There a Right to Humanitarian Assistance? This series examines how international law lives in the context of constantly evolving humanitarian operations in complex environments. It explores the legal frameworks governing humanitarian assistance and protection, analyzing the current challenges, dilemmas and questions most salient for more...
Sudan. An ICRC delegate with a member of the SLA (Sudan Liberation Army) © ICRC / HEGER, Boris / V-P-SD-E-01934
Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence. The fundamental principles of humanitarian action are non-negotiable. Or are they? While promoting respect for international norms, humanitarian actors must engage in frequent, frontline negotiations to ensure the success of their operations. They negotiate for access to vulnerable populations, the more...
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This guest blog comes to us from Francisco Rey Marcos and Sophie Duval of the Instituto Conflictos y Acción-Humanitaria (IECAH) in Madrid, Spain. This post is adapted from a recent report by the authors published by IECAH, in collaboration with UN OCHA and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), available in Spanish and English. The more...

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