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Applying humanitarian principles to secure access to populations in need

12-06-2013 Interview

In conversation with- Hugo Slim of the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict talks about the importance of applying the humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality to secure access. In particular he discusses the dilemma of crossing borders to reach people in need when permission to do so has been denied. He also talks about ethical and legal issues raised by emerging forms of warfare such as cyber attacks.


"In conversation with" is a video series featuring diverse views on how to meet the humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the ICRC.