Dunant’s pyramid: thoughts on the "humanitarian space"
31-03-2007 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 865, by Daniel Thürer
This article uses the metaphor of a pyramid to portray what constitutes humanitarian action. Whereas humanity forms the aim at the tip and international humanitarian law the basis, the sides are the principles of impartiality, neutrality and independence, which make the humanitarian endeavour possible.