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dc.contributor.authorSlim, Hugo*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:47:55Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:47:55Zen
dc.date.issued1997-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614529754134en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130287en
dc.descriptionThe article explores the moral difficulties for international humanitarian workers operating as third parties in the midst of war. The main part examines current usage of the terms `humanity', `neutrality', `impartiality', and `solidarity' as they are used in the discourse of humanitarian operations. The article then considers the psychological implications for relief workers of operating as non-combatant third parties in war. Finally, the article recognises that a range of different positions is both inevitable and desirable in a given conflict, but concludes by emphasising the responsibility of any third-party relief organisation to be transparent in its position and to preserve rather than distort traditional humanitarian principles and language. It ends by recommending concerted support for international humanitarian law and its possible reform as the best way to focus the current debate about the place of humanitarianism in war.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/relief-agencies-and-moral-standing-in-war-principles-of-humanity-neutrality-imp-130287
dc.subjectHumanitarian
dc.subjectConflict and disasters
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleRelief agencies and moral standing in war: principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and solidarityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practice
oxfam.subject.keywordConflict
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDisasters
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number4en
prism.volume7en
dc.year.issuedate1997en
dc.year.issuedate1997en


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