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Protection of detainees: the ICRC’s action behind bars Article - March 14, 2016

By Alain Aeschlimann (Author)

PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE

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An insight into the ICRC and its unique approach to protecting those deprived of their freedom. This article, originally published in the International Review of the Red Cross, highlights the importance of ICRC visits to detainees as the starting point for a wide range of activities on their behalf. In light of the recent debates surrounding detention, the article explains the historical and legal basis of the ICRC's position and discusses its objectives in this… More
An insight into the ICRC and its unique approach to protecting those deprived of their freedom. This article, originally published in the International Review of the Red Cross, highlights the importance of ICRC visits to detainees as the starting point for a wide range of activities on their behalf. In light of the recent debates surrounding detention, the article explains the historical and legal basis of the ICRC's position and discusses its objectives in this field. Less

Published : 2005