Death of Dr. Jacques de Rougemont Honorary Member of the ICRC
The ICRC was deeply distressed to learn of the death on 24 December 1988 of Dr. Jacques F. de Rougemont, one of its Honorary Members.Dr. de Rougemont was elected a member of the ICRC in 1967. He was a member of the Presidential Council from 1968 to 1971 and became an Honorary Member in 1987.He did excellent work for the ICRC over many years; he sat on various commissions and working groups and carried out numerous missions for the institution, in particular to Poland to assist victims of pseudo-medical experiments practised in concentration camps under the Nazi regime. The bonds of trust which he forged there made it possible to launch a major dissemination programme and, in 1982, the ICRC was able to visit people interned under martial law.