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ICRC publications and films

The ICRC produces a wide range of communication materials in the form of publications, films, and multimedia to promote international humanitarian law, to increase awareness of dangers such as landmines or to outline activities in specific countries. 

Most products can be ordered online and many of our publications and films can be downloaded free of charge.

Latest Titles

  • Publication

    The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

    Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality: these seven Fundamental Principles sum up the Movement’s ethics and are at the core of its approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies. This eight-page in-brief pamphlet explains how the principles unite the components of the Movement and enable them to provide effective, unbiased assistance to people in need.

    ICRC, 2014, 8 pp., 10 x 21 cm, English, French / Reference 4046

  • Publication

    Health care in detention posters

    The Health Care in Detention posters seek to bolster respect for medical ethics in places of detention. Each poster represents a major ethical issue affecting detainees. The posters cover medical confidentiality, treating detainees first and foremost as patients, providing health care on the basis of need, and treating detainees without discrimination. They are intended for medical and prison staff, government and the general public.

    ICRC, 2014, Poster / English, French / Reference 4163

  • Film

    Working for the ICRC: Cooperation delegate

    The ICRC sometimes teams up with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the field. The cooperation delegate is there to make sure that, in difficult situations, the ICRC, Federation and National Societies are all working closely together and towards the same goals.

    ICRC, 2014, Running time: 5 min. / English, French / Reference V-F-CR-F-01056-14

Selected Publications

  • Health care in danger: making the case

    This publication draws attention to one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues of today: violence against health care. Attacking health-care structures and personnel, and ambulances – as well as deliberately obstructing the efforts of the wounded to find help – are common features of conflicts throughout the world.


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  • How does law protect in war?

    A selection of nearly three hundred case studies provides university professors, practitioners and students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive selection of documents on IHL available.


  • Working for the ICRC

    This brochure explains some of the jobs you could be doing with the ICRC. It includes useful links to the ICRC on Facebook, YouTube and other sites. And a whole chapter is devoted to the benefits the ICRC offers its employees.


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Selected Films

  • Panorama: The ICRC in action worldwide

    In a world wracked by conflict and armed violence, the ICRC brings hope and humanity to millions of people across the globe. This film highlights the organization's work to protect and assist victims of war – treating the wounded, providing shelter and clean water, reuniting families and promoting respect for the rules of war. Neutral and independent, the ICRC is part of the world's largest humanitarian movement, bringing assistance to those in need, regardless of race, religion or politics.


  • Azerbaijan: combating multi-drug resistant TB in detention

    FILM – To mark World TB Day, the ICRC is presenting a documentary filmed in Azerbaijan that illustrates the treatment of multiresistant tuberculosis in detention facilities.


  • Image from DVD cover International humanitarian law: a universal code

    This film looks at the poor security conditions frequently confronting the civilian population. It tells us the basic rules of the law and reminds us that respecting them is everyone's responsibility.