oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - International humanitarian law and the ICRC in the Republic of the Sudan
|Article Title||International humanitarian law and the ICRC in the Republic of the Sudan|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 2003|
|Pages||198 - 216|
|Keyword(s)||Civil war, Conflict, Humanitarian aid, ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross, International humanitarian law, National Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, Red Crescent Societies and Republic of the Sudan|
This paper outlines the background to the conflict in the Sudan. It provides a brief summary of international humanitarian law, before introducing the ICRC and its relationship to international humanitarian law. The 'dual and special' role of the ICRC in the Sudan is examined, leading to the conclusion that, in the context of civil war, for the organisation to subordinate one of its dual roles to the other is to endanger the very raison d'etre of the organisation itself.
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