31-12-2002 Publication Ref. 0808
The third in the ICRC's FORUM series of publications offers a wide-ranging look at the issue of accountability and its relevance for those involved in bringing humanitarian assistance to people in need, in times of war or violence.
Accountability is interpreted, in its broadest sense, as the obligation or willingness of individuals, humanitarian organizations, States or corporations to accept ethical, moral, mandated or institutionally derived responsibilities. This publication, with contributions from decision-makers, journalists and academics from humanitarian and political worlds, is part of a comprehensive process of reflecting on the future of humanitarian work.