International humanitarian law prohibits torture and other forms of ill treatment at all times and demands that detainees be treated according to the rules and principles of IHL and other international
Wherever a natural disaster causes large numbers of deaths, one of the distressing questions facing rescue workers is always Why dead bodies do not cause epidemics Why dead bodies do not cause epidemics
The Health Care in Danger campaign is an ICRC-led, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement-wide initiative that aims to address the widespread and severe impact of illegal and sometimes violent acts that obstruct
In the case of hunger strikes in prisons, the role of the ICRC, as a humanitarian organization, is to strive to ensure that the treatment detainees receive and the conditions in which they are held are humane
The ICRC rejects the use of torture and other forms of ill treatment under any circumstances. It believes the respect for human life and dignity precludes any justification for ill treatment. What is the ICRC's
Numerous documents on the ICRC website and elsewhere set out the ICRC's position on torture and ill-treatment, and the measures we are taking to put an end to these practices.
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Despite the fierce fighting, the ICRC is striving to support the fine work being done by Iraqi hospital personnel in Baghdad, Basra, Erbil and the surrounding areas by keeping a close eye on their needs in