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This GSDRC Topic Guide was written by Huma Haider in 2013. Its production was supported by the UK Government.
GSDRC appreciates the contributions of: Heike Spieker (German Red Cross and University College Dublin); Bhavani Fonseka (Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka); Ceri Hayes (Independent Gender Consultant); Michael Meyer (British Red Cross); Allehone Abebe (UNHCR Geneva); and Deborah Baglole (DFID).
GSDRC Topic Guides are thematic knowledge and evidence resources designed to support decision-makers working in international development and humanitarian assistance. This guide is the first in the series to have a more flexible, modular structure for greater ease of use. We welcome your feedback at.
Haider, H. (2013). International legal frameworks for humanitarian action: Topic guide. Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham
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