IRRC No. 901

War in cities

26 articles

IRRC No. 901 War in cities

26 articles

In an increasingly urban world, armed conflict and violence has also been urbanizing. Today, approximately 50 million people are affected by urban armed conflict, leading to mass displacement, destruction of critical infrastructure and interrupted or inadequate provision of basic public services. What steps can be taken to better protect civilian population in urban centers and ensure continuity in the provision of vital services in times of conflict? What are the specific challenges faced in urban warfare? Is IHL still adequate for the conflicts that take place in these settings? This edition of the Review attempts to answer these questions, and provide some insights into how the international community should approach war in cities.

Table of contents

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Editorial: War in Cities: the Spectre of Total War

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Announcement: Professor Andrew Thompson joins the Editorial Board of the International Review of the Red Cross

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Life in a war-torn city: Residents of Aleppo tell their stories

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Interview with Eyal Weizman

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Future war in cities: Urbanization’s challenge to strategic studies in the 21st century

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The impact of explosive weapons on urban services: Direct and reverberating effects across space and time

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Before and after urban warfare: Conflict prevention and transitions in cities

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ICRC Q&A on the issue of explosive weapons in populated areas

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Proportionality and precautions in attack: The reverberating effects of using explosive weapons in populated areas

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Precautions against the effects of attacks in urban areas

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Protecting civilians in urban areas: A military perspective on the application of international humanitarian law

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The ICRC’s approach to urban services during protracted armed conflict: Q & A with Evaristo de Pinho Oliveira

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Addressing urban crises: Bridging the humanitarian – development divide

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Minimizing civilian harm in populated areas: Lessons from examining ISAF and AMISOM policies

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Permitted for law enforcement purposes but prohibited in the conduct of hostilities: The case of riot control agents and expanding bullets

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It’s not about the gender binary, it’s about the gender hierarchy: A reply to “Letting Go of the Gender Binary”

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Twenty years after Novye Atagi: A call to care for the carers

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Strengthening compliance with IHL: The ICRC-Swiss initiative

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ICRC’s statement at Habitat III

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ICRC’s Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat III

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What’s new in law and case law around the world?

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Books and articles: New IHL handbook - International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction

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Book review: Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda: Case Studies and Interventions

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Book review: Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing

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Book review: The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined by Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction

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Books and articles: New publications in humanitarian action and the law