17 June 2005

The Red Cross and secrecy, or how to deal with a changing world [Financial Times]

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A particularly thorough and insightful article on how the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), based as it is on 19th and early 20th century paradigms, is coping with a changing world. It analyses the simple question raised by Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo: has confidentiality become obsolete in the face of modern warfare?

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