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.
A century and a half ago, the first National Society was formed in the Kingdom of Württemberg. In many ways, the changes, growth and conflicts that have faced this original National Society mirror the Movement’s evolution over 150 years. Also in this issue: Principles behind bars; National Society timeline; New, accessible technology puts power in humanitarian hands.
These Guidelines, the first of their kind, provide guidance to detaining authorities, investigating authorities, humanitarian agencies and others on preventing deaths in custody. They reflect international law, policy and best practice and offer a practical tool for both practitioners and decision-makers.
This report provides an account of the debates that took place during a meeting of experts organized by the ICRC in January 2012 in Geneva. The subject of discussion was “Use of Force in Armed Conflicts: Interplay between the Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement Paradigms.”
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.
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.
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.