Participation of states in the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and assemblies of other international organizations

The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent ("International Conference") is one of the few international fora in which governments take part on an equal footing with other entities. This article provides an overview of the models for participation in the assemblies of other international organizations, and how problematic cases have been dealt with in various fora.

About the authors

Christopher Lamb
Special Advisor

Christopher Lamb is Special Advisor, International Relations, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Deborah Casalin
Policy Officer for the CIDSE Israel–Palestine Working Group

Deborah Casalin is currently the Policy Officer for the CIDSE Israel–Palestine Working Group. She was formerly Editorial Assistant of the Review, and holds an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.