Participation of states in the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and assemblies of other international organizations
31-12-2009 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 876, by Deborah Casalin and Christopher Lamb
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The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (“International Conference”) is one of the few international fora in which governments take part on an equal footing with other entities. This article provides an overview of the models for participation in the assemblies of other international organizations, and how problematic cases have been dealt with in various fora.
Deborah Casalin is assistant editor of the International Review of the Red Cross, and holds an LLM from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Christopher Lamb is Special Advisor, International Relations, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.