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The ABCs of International Humanitarian Law

The ABCs of International Humanitarian Law

© EDA

The ABCs of International Humanitarian Law is essentially a glossary of terms explaining the key concepts of international humanitarian law, which is also known as the law of armed conflict. The revised second edition of the brochure offers, beside the glossary, a short introduction on the development and area of application of this special field of international law.

 "The ABCs of International Humanitarian Law" (pdf, 1143 Kb) 

Publication: 2014 (2nd revised edition)
Number of pages: 46
Languages: de/fr/it/en

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Strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts

Brochure Strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts

© FDFA

Today’s conflicts are rarely fought on battlefields away from populated areas, but they are also fought in public spaces, in the streets and in the markets. By adopting the present strategy, Switzerland hopes to achieve greater impact and commitment on behalf of victims of armed conflict. 

 Strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts (pdf, 505 Kb)

Publication: 2014 
Number of pages: 32 
Languages: de/fr/en

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Politorbis

Politorbis Nr. 56 - La diplomatie suisse en action pour protéger des intérêts étrangers

© FDFA/Political Affairs Secretariat

This magazine on Swiss foreign policy publishes articles written by experts. It appears several times a year. The articles are published usually in the language in which they were written. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of the FDFA. 

 Politorbis N° 56 (1/2014) – «La diplomatie suisse en action pour protéger des intérêts étrangers» (pdf, 595 Kb)

Publication: August 2014
Number of pages: 34
Language: fr

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Price: free

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