At the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the International Committee of the Red-Cross (ICRC) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movements, the Institute for the History of Medicine and Health, Geneva University, and the Center for Historical Research, are organizing a series of research activities and colloquiums in 2013 and 2014 in collaboration with Medical Direction of the ICRC.
The theme chosen for these activities is the role of medicine and physicians in the creation of the ICRC, International Humanitarian Rights, and the International Movement of the Red Cross. This theme also concerns the emergence of a new sensibility in favor of the victims of conflicts.
Particular attention will be given to the affirmation of the neutrality of health care givers in conflicts, subject which is still actual, and of importance, today.
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