Action by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the event of violations of international humanitarian law or of other fundamental rules protecting persons in situations of violence

30 June 2005

The guidelines concerning ICRC action in the event of violations of international humanitarian law have recently been reviewed and supplemented to take account of various developments that have affected the environment in which it works: the proliferation and increasing diversity of those involved in situations of violence, ad hoc international tribunals and the International Criminal Court, changes in the world of communications, etc.