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François Bugnion’s "The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Protection of War Victims"

30-09-2004 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 855, by Michael A. Meyer

   

Michael A. Meyer
is Head of the International Law Department at the British Red Cross. 
The English-language version of François Bugnion’s remarkable book could not appear at a more opportune time. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been under increased media scrutiny since the unauthorized publication in early May 2004 of its report on the treatment by Coalition forces of prisoners of war and other protected persons in Iraq. In some countries, the credibility or effectiveness of the ICRC’s long-established confidential approach has been questioned.  
 
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