Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 97, nos. 897-898, Spring/Summer 2015) is out. The theme is "Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action." Contents include:
  • Interview with Mr Ma Qiang - Former Executive Vice-President of the Shanghai branch of the Chinese Red Cross
  • Andrew Thompson, Humanitarian principles put to the test: Challenges to humanitarian action during decolonization
  • Stuart Gordon & Antonio Donini, Romancing principles and human rights: Are humanitarian principles salvageable?
  • Larissa Fast, Unpacking the principle of humanity: Tensions and implications
  • Caroline Abu Sa'Da & Xavier Crombé, Volunteers and responsibility for risk-taking: Changing interpretations of the Charter of Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Kubo Mačák, A matter of principle(s): The legal effect of impartiality and neutrality on States as humanitarian actors
  • Jérémie Labbé & Pascal Daudin, Applying the humanitarian principles: Reflecting on the experience of the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Amelia B. Kyazze, Walking the walk: Evidence of Principles in Action from Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies
  • Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Yvette Zegenhagen & Fauve Kurnadi, Legislating against humanitarian principles: A case study on the humanitarian implications of Australian counterterrorism legislation
  • Katrien Beeckman, From Fundamental Principles to individual action: Making the Principles come alive to promote a culture of non-violence and peace
  • Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop, Coming clean on neutrality and independence: The need to assess the application of humanitarian principles
  • Els Debuf, Tools to do the job: The ICRC's legal status, privileges and immunities
  • Lucy V. Salek, Faith inspiration in a secular world: An Islamic perspective on humanitarian principles
  • Abdulfatah Said Mohamed & Ronald Ofteringer, “Rahmatan lil-'alamin” (A mercy to all creation): Islamic voices in the debate on humanitarian principles
  • Kathryn Kraft, Faith and impartiality in humanitarian response: Lessons from Lebanese evangelical churches providing food aid
  • Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal, Is neutral humanitarian action permissible under Islamic law?