The invention of impartiality: the history of a humanitarian principle, from a legal, strategic
and algorithmic perspective
Joël Glasman – Historian and professor at the University of Bayreuth (Germany)
A joint publication by Humanitarian Alternatives and the Centre for Reflection on Humanitarian Action and Knowledge (CRASH) / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
In 2020, the world was shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic and it now faces countless unknowns, with as yet unwritten scenarios. Boris Martin, chief editor of the review Humanitarian Alternatives, looks back at the impacts of the pandemic on humanitarian aid and presents the two issues that we have chosen to dedicate to this extraordinary crisis.
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Interview with Bruno Cabanes, historian specialised in contemporary history. He is the Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Military History at Ohio State University in the United States and the author of the book Un siècle de réfugiés : Photographier l’exil.
Interview conducted by Boris Martin, chief editor of Humanitarian Alternatives.
[only available in French]
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Covid-19: Impacts in the humanitarian field
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Largely unnoticed during the periods of containment brought about in Europe by the Covid-19 pandemic, the international protection of persons who had to flee persecution or countries in situations of armed conflict was largely rendered impossible. Firstly, because the borders of the Schengen area were closed. Secondly, because the asylum application procedure was totally interrupted for several weeks. This was the case in Île-de-France and Dominique Kerouedan's article masterfully retraces what was already considered a serious infringement of a fundamental freedom.
[Only available in French]
Interview with Robert Sebbag, Doctor of Medicine, attached to the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris)
[Only available in French]
COVID-19 Special // Khaled Mansour is a senior fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative. After ten years of journalism, he worked for 13 years in several aid and peacekeeping operations. He led Egypt’s premier human rights organisation before stepping down to focus on writing and teaching. We join him in Aman for this interview on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.
Interview led by Audrey Sala - Coordination & Communication at Humanitarian Alternatives.
COVID-19 Special // Professor Francis Akindès is Professor of Sociology at the University Alassane Ouattara in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, where we joined him for this interview on the rise of COVID-19 in Côte d'Ivoire and in the sub-region.
Interview led by Yvan Conoir, member of the Scientific Council of the review Humanitarian Alternatives. (Only available in French)
Humanitarian Alternatives is an international review of debate and research dedicated to humanitarian action. Published three times a year, its bilingual issues (French/English) are available in printed form and on our website.
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