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The challenges for humanitarian law and action at the threshold of the twenty-first century: An African perspective

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 April 2010

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l See Kosirnik, R., “The 1977 Protocols: A landmark in the development of international humanitarian law”, IRRC, No. 320, September-October 1997, p. 483.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

2 Toman, J., A few remarks on present humanitarian issues, Unpublished report for an expert meeting organized by the Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva, 9–10 March 1998, p. 22.Google Scholar

3 Unhcr, , The state of the world's refugees 1997–98: A humanitarian agenda, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 2.Google Scholar

4 Ibid., pp. 2 and 22.

Ibid.

5 The humanitarian principles on which the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is founded were confirmed by the 20th International Conference of the Red Cross (Vienna, 1965) as humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. As correctly pointed out by Pictet, Jean in The Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross: Commentary, Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva, 1979, p. 10Google Scholar, these humanitarian principles are expressions of humanity's “long-term wisdom, indifferent to the ebb and flow of popular opinions and ideologies of the moment”.

6 See Armed conflict linked to the disintegration of State structures, Preparatory document of the International Committee of the Red Cross for the First Periodical Meeting on International Humanitarian Law organized by the Swiss governement, Geneva, 19–23 January 1998.

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