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Fighting violations of humanitarian law and setting up constructive dialogue with all parties to an armed conflict

March 21, 2014

In this short ICRC video on fighting violations of humanitarian law made available on 19th March 2014, Pierre Krähenbühl talks about some of the challenges the ICRC faces in setting up a constructive dialogue with all parties to an armed conflict. He talks about how the ICRC deals with the fragmentation of armed groups in modern non-international armed conflict and says that the ICRC’s efforts to influence armed groups to change their behaviour are  ‘painstaking, sometimes dangerous and highly challenging”. During the interview, the former ICRC director of operations gives an insight into how the ICRC sits down in face-to-face dialogue with armed groups and tries to identify the issues reflected in international humanitarian law that will most resonate with them.

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