Canada and the USA: News and Notes, July 2011

31-07-2011 Field Newsletter

This month we focus on the issue of detention. We kick off by interviewing Edouard Delaplace, who advises the ICRC's Geneva-based detainee welfare unit. We also highlight a survey conducted by the American Red Cross regarding the views of Americans on torture. Moving on, we look at the work of ICRC Washington on U.S. detention related to armed conflict, with former Guantanamo team leader Ralph Wehbe sharing his experiences. Lastly, we explain how and why the ICRC uses its policy of confidentiality to achieve results.

In this issue:

  • ICRC policy on torture: interview with Edouard Delaplace
  • ICRC Washington's work on detention
  • Confidentiality - a crucial approach for the ICRC

... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, July 2011