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Myths, practices, turning points

This book offers new insights into the history of the Red Cross Movement, the world’s oldest humanitarian body originally founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. Incorporating new research, the book reimagines and re-evaluates the Red Cross as a global institutional network. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the rise of the Red Cross, and analyses the emergence of humanitarianism through a series of turning points, practices and myths. The book explores the three unique elements that make up the Red Cross Movement: the International Committee of the Red Cross; the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, formerly known as the League of Red Cross Societies (both based in Geneva); and the 191 national societies. It also coincides with the centenary of the founding of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, formed in May 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War. The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers, humanitarian workers, and those with a general interest in this highly recognizable and respected humanitarian brand. With seventeen chapters by leading scholars and researchers from Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America, the book deserves a place on the bookshelves of historians and international relations scholars interested to learn more about this unique, complex and contested organisation.

Finding a role after the Second World War
Rosemary Cresswell

the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education at the University of Hull for supporting further research in Geneva. The research for this chapter is in preparation for a monograph on the history of the British Red Cross, under contract with Bloomsbury. Thank you to the wonderful archivists at the British Red Cross, Bodleian Libraries, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and for conversations with Melanie Oppenheimer, which have enhanced my research. Thanks also to the Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust and the University of

in The Red Cross Movement
Neville Wylie

and POWRA. For the BRCS’s tendency to ignore him, much to the FRD’s irritation, see AICRC, D EUR GB1-02, Miss S. J. Warner (FRD, JWO) to Lord Clarendon (POW Department, JWO), 26 February 1941. 55 D. A. Reid and P. F. Gilbo , Beyond Conflict: The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 1919–1994 ( Geneva : IFRC , 1997 ), pp. 120 – 1 . 56 See AICRC, 0 CMS A-001, Joint Relief Commission of the International Red Cross, meeting of October 16 1941. 57 AICRC, G3/43, Carton 200, C. J. Burckhardt (ICRC) to M. Huber (ICRC), 20

in The Red Cross Movement
Kelly-Kate Pease . 18 See the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, “Humanitarian Diplomacy,” accessed December 26, 2013. . 19 Ray Murphy and Mohamed M. El Zeidy, “Prisoners of War: A Comparative Study of the Principles of International Humanitarian Law and the Islamic Law of War,” Internationa l Criminal Law Review , 9 :4 (2009), 623–649; and Ben Clark, “Contemporary Legal Doctrine on Proportionality in Armed Conflicts: A Select Review,” Journal of

in Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy
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Kelly-Kate Pease

University Press, 2006), 188. 3 Claude E. Welch, Jr, “Introduction,” in NGOs and Human Rights: Promise and Performance , ed. Claude E. Welch (Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2001), 1–24, 4–7. 4 George Ulrich, “Framework for the Analysis of Human Rights Diplomacy,” in Human Rights Diplomacy: Contemporary Perspectives , ed. Michael O’Flaherty, Kedzia Zdislaw, Amerie Muller, and George Ulrich (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011), 19–49, 25–28. 5 See the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

in Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy
Continuities, changes and challenges
Neville Wylie
Melanie Oppenheimer
, and
James Crossland

Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia – to bring aid and assistance to those communities affected by the most recent natural disaster to hit the country, the Krakatoa eruption and tsunami that struck Sunda Strait on 22 December 2018. That these terrible events are not the only crises demanding the Red Cross’s attention is clear from the website of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), which gives prominence to the work carried out for the inhabitants of Sulawesi and Lombok, still rocked by aftershocks from the earthquake, tsunami

in The Red Cross Movement
The CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958
Paul Greenough

city.’ 21 Arrival of international aid, March–April 1958 The Government of Pakistan (GOP), facing criticism for unacceptably high mortality in EP, and already anxious about the success of the Communists in the 1954 provincial legislative elections, made an effort to relieve the epidemics. 22 In early April it turned to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the WHO

in The politics of vaccination