The Research Unit of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland was created in 2006 and aims to improve the way MSF projects are implemented in the field and to participate in critical thinking on humanitarian and medical action, notably by producing publications and organizing conferences and debates.
Maroc: l'humanitaire à la carte?05.04.2022
Françoise Duroch was a guest on RTS's Forum programme for a debate on international humanitarian assistance following the earthquake in Morocco.
Round table on current issues of IHL
Strengthening IHL compliance: the conduct of hostilities, the protection of essential services and humanitarian…
ICMM workshop on military medical ethics
Medical Neutrality in Theory and Practice
"In Niger, the population has been taken hostage"
Since 30 July, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a series of sanctions against Niger: commercial and financial transactions have been suspended, the country’s air…
«Asyl zu verkaufen» – völkerrechtlicher Schutz in Zeiten von Outsourcing
After the USA and Australia, several European countries are also developing strategies aimed at reducing their reception obligations towards asylum seekers. Maelle L’Homme reflects on the danger of…
International Humanitarian Law, State sovereignty and the erosion of the humanitarian consensus: the end of humanitarianism?
This article examines the dilution of the legal framework on which humanitarian action has historically been based, primarily through the prism of international humanitarian law and related…
JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
Duncan McLean is an editor at the JHA, an open access journal contributing to current thinking around humanitarian governance, policy and practice, and challenging contributors and readers to think critically about humanitarian issues.Latest issue
This ongoing project acknowledges the importance of moral questions in the conduct of humanitarian action and provides staff with a space to share stories and strategies to prevent or alleviate moral distress.See more